Jason Pierre-Paul Has Finger Amputated After Fireworks Accident
Look at you, look at you, and look at you…
A bombshell reportthat completely blind-sided the Giants organization Wednesday evening stated that Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated Wednesday after a Fourth of July fireworks injury.
The Giants defensive end reportedly had his finger amputated after he was hospitalized in Miami on Saturday, but the Giants had “no idea” about the procedure until ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted about it, according to a team source. Schefter actually shared a photo of Pierre-Paul’s medical chart on Twitter.
A source familiar with the situation told the Daily News that Pierre-Paul was presented with several options for fixing his hand, amputation being one of them. The amputation seemed to be the best way for him to heal quickly enough to return to the field this season, so the choice ostensibly was Pierre-Paul’s. It’s unclear how much time the veteran Giant will miss, but the source said Pierre-Paul being on the field for Week 1 can’t be ruled out, and that the defensive end being placed on the non-football injury (NFI) list at the start of camp is a certainty, if he signs his one-year, $14.8 million franchise tender.
According to a source, the information about Pierre-Paul’s condition may have been released by his camp; otherwise, issues of medical privacy and HIPAA Privacy Rule violations are at play.
Jackson Memorial Hospital cited HIPAA laws as to why Giants VP of medical services Ronnie Barnes could not see Pierre-Paul and said that no statements would be made at the family’s request.
Upon hearing of JPP’s amputation, the New York Giants have taken their $60 million multi-year contract offer off the table according to the NFL Network.
Can’t imagine that any amount of colorful exploding rockets are worth 60 of dem M’s. SMH.
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