Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Has Groin Surgery

Jason Pierre-Paul had sports hernia surgery and groin repair, a source tells Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports (on Twitter). He’ll be out for a minimum of six weeks. That means he would be out for the first round of the playoffs and possibly the second as well. The recovery time frame is 6-8 weeks, so a playoff return isn’t even guaranteed, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY tweets.Jason Pierre-Paul (vertical)

JPP has been the Giants’ premier pass rusher this year and he’ll be sorely missed as the team makes its playoff push. Currently, the Giants sit at 8-4 and project to have the first Wild Card spot in the NFC. With the Buccaneers (7-5), Redskins (6-5-1), Vikings (6-6), and Packers (6-6) on their heels, the Giants can’t afford to slip up over the final month of the season. The Giants take on the Cowboys, Lions, and Eagles before what could be a pivotal regular season-finale against the Redskins in Week 17.

Pierre-Paul is in the midst of one of his best NFL seasons. Through 12 games, Pro Football Focus has him ranked as the seventh-best defensive end in the league.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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5 comments on “Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Has Groin Surgery

  1. JDSchneck

    I really wish he was able to avoid a freak injury like this, he was having an amazing season, especially considering his disability with his hand. A true football talent

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  2. Giants51

    Now we need to see what we have in Okwara and Double O…… This team will need a lot of work this off season…….???

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  3. metseventually

    …f*ck.

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  4. yeahhhjeets

    Damn, I didn’t realize how severe the injury was. This is a huge blow. I wonder how it will effect the contract negotiations between him and the club, or any other club.

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  5. Perksy

    This is rough. But since JPP played like 98% of the snaps, maybe now they can use more of a rotation on the D-line to keep guys fresh to rush the passer.

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