Jason Pierre-Paul cleared to resume rehab after car crash
Jason Pierre-Paul has received some great news as he looks to return from a car crash earlier this year.
Pierre-Paul sustained a fractured neck during a single-car crash in South Florida in May. The belief at the time was that the injuries from the crash could keep him out for the season. The good news for Pierre-Paul is that he has been cleared to resume rehab activities, according to a report from NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
Less than four months after suffering a fractured vertebra in a car wreck, #Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul has been cleared by club and independent doctors to resume rehab activities, sources say. Still a process to be cleared to play, but positive steps after rare and serious injury.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 27, 2019
Pierre-Paul was placed on the active/NFI list in July and would be out the first six games of the season if moved to the reserve/NFI list.
The 30-year-old defensive lineman made a huge impact on the Buccaneers’ defense last season, recording 12.5 sacks in 16 games. He was acquired by the Bucs in a trade with the Giants last year and is in the third season of a four-year, $62 million contract.