It has now been more than a week since Jason Pierre-Paul‘s Fourth of July fireworks accident, which ultimately cost him a finger on his right hand, and there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding the defensive end’s recovery and his contract. Here are the latest items on JPP:
- There’s “no chance” Pierre-Paul will sign a long-term deal by Wednesday’s deadline, but there are still plenty of ways for his contract situation to play out. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News examines five possibilities, suggesting that the most likely scenario will see JPP negotiating new terms to his franchise tender.
- With the help of sports medicine analyst Mike Ryan, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk explains why the multiple fractures in Pierre-Paul’s right thumb figure to wreak the most havoc during his recovery and rehab.
- A prosthetic finger to replace the one he lost won’t be an option for JPP, according to Zach Braziller and Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. Such a procedure would only make sense aesthetically, since a prosthetic wouldn’t be functional for playing football.
- Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News criticizes Pierre-Paul’s decision not to bring the Giants into the loop on his health status. While Lupica might be right when he says that the lack of communication could create some ill will between the two sides, I certainly understand JPP’s perspective — the Giants appear to have no intent of withdrawing the franchise tag, even as they remain in the dark on the details of the 26-year-old’s injury.