New York Giants' defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly had his right index finger amputated on Wednesday, according to a report from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. This amputation comes following the news of Pierre-Paul being involved in a fireworks accident this past weekend.
According to Schefter, there may be some good news for Pierre-Paul. One medical sources reportedly expects Pierre-Paul will play "sooner than people think."
NFL media reporter Ian Rapoport confirmed Schefter's report:
"The medical report of Jason Pierre-Paul that Adam Schefter reported is accurate. The Giants pass-rusher had his finger amputated today. Thinking of Jason Pierre-Paul is this: Cutting off his finger simplifies and accelerates his recovery. Could be back in fewer than 2 months. This was Jason Pierre-Paul’s decision to amputate his finger. This sounds like a Ronnie Lott situation. He’s still in surgery now. This explains why Jason Pierre-Paul wasn’t seeing anyone: He was having surgeries on his hand. Pins in bones, grafts, etc."
If Pierre-Paul is truly ready to play within two months, he shouldn't miss the two games when the Giants are scheduled to play the Eagles this season: Week 6 and Week 17. Of course, it remains to be seen how the contract situation between Pierre-Paul and the Giants plays out.