Giants’ Pierre-Paul has finger amputated following fireworks accident
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's right index finger has been amputated following an accident with fireworks in Florida, according to ESPN and other media outlets.
He had the surgery on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to play this season. Representatives of the Giants including Ronnie Barnes, the team's vice president of medical services, went to Florida to see Pierre-Paul but left without seeing him, according to the New York Daily News.
severely burned his palms and several fingers
His future with the Giants is unclear. The 26-year-old was to play 2015 on the $14.8 million franchise tag. But the two-time Pro Bowl pick has yet to sign the tender. The Giants can rescind the tender offer and make Pierre-Paul an unrestricted free agent. He's earned more than $16 million in his first five seasons. The team is said to have withdrawn a $60 million long-term contract offer, according to Fox Sports, and wants to know more about his injuries before continuing contract talks.
Fox Sports reports that police are investigating the incident and Pierre-Paul could face criminal charges for having fireworks, which are illegal in Florida.
- Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul has right index finger amputated after fireworks injury: report / NY Daily News
- Jason Pierre-Paul has finger amputated, expected to play this season / ESPN
The Associated Press contributed to this report