Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul posted a picture of himself in a hospital bed, which implied he had undergone surgery for his groin injury.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media has confirmed that Pierre-Paul opted to undergo surgery after visiting with core-muscle specialist Dr. William Meyers on Tuesday. According to Rapoport, Pierre-Paul is expected to be out at least six weeks, which means at best he’d be able to return for the playoffs.
This is a major loss for the Giants’ defense, as Pierre-Paul has been playing at a high level for them this season.
Pierre-Paul, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Giants back in 2010. He received the team’s franchise tag last year but later had it rescinded after he suffered a serious injury to his hand.
The two parties later renegotiated a one-year deal worth up to $8.71 million based on incentives and Giants elected to bring him back this past offseason on a one-year, $10 million contract that included $4.25 million guaranteed.
In 2016, Pierre-Paul has appeared in 12 games and recorded 54 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles, a recovery returned for a touchdown and eight pass defenses.
We have him featured in our Top 30 – 2017 Free Agents list.