Jason Pierre-Paul appears to be done for the year. He’s been ruled out for this Sunday and with only two games to play after this week, doctors are advising he not take the field until next season. From ESPN:
Doctors have recommended to New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul that, due to his shoulder injury, he not play again this season, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.
A second team source said prior to the team’s practice Friday that Pierre-Paul is “likely” to follow the advice of the medical personnel but declined to offer specifics about the advice.
Friday morning Tom Coughlin was not aware of any advice given to JPP nor it’s origin:
Has JPP been advised not to play for the rest of the season?
Not that I know of. I don’t know who would advise him. He won’t be cleared until the doctors feel there’s one particular part of the injury that is not going to occur. Until then and if they do, with the remaining games, we’re all in the same boat.
Is that closer to a dislocation or separation, or is it closer to a strain?
Well, there’s no question it’s a shoulder strain. The exact definition of what happens, you’d have to get another update from some medical person.
Would you like to avoid what happened last year and if JPP needs surgery, have him do it early on?
No doubt. If that’s what the case may be. I think they’ll make the decision on that and do the best they can in his best interest. If there is something required, it would be done right away. It would have to be done right away.
He told us yesterday that he won’t need surgery. Is that inaccurate?
No. Are you trying to catch me on something that I might have said?
I was just trying to get a clarification.
Here’s what I don’t know. I’m not a doctor and I only know at this point and time, if they can avoid it, they will and if they can’t, there will be a surgery. Not that that makes a whole lot of difference because the guy is not going to play in the game anyway. Is there anyone in the game that you would like to talk about?
John Fennelly, Lead Writer