Jason Pierre-Paul hand pictures show damage caused by fireworks
Jason Pierre-Paul was recently spotted out in public with only some small bandages on his hand, and after seeing the photos you will understand why the New York Giants feel he is not yet ready to return to the gridiron.
A series of photos that were obtained by the New York Daily News show the missing digit on Pierre-Paul’s right hand in addition to small bandages on his thumb and middle finger. You can see one of the pictures below:
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More than a month ago, a separate set of photos showed Pierre-Paul’s right hand heavily bandaged. The 26-year-old defensive end also recently shared a workout video on social media that briefly showed his hand, but this is the closest look we have gotten to date.
A recent report indicated that Pierre-Paul lost a portion of his thumb in his fireworks accident in addition to his right index finger. That would explain why his thumb is bandaged, though the bandage on his middle finger may be a sign that the damage is worse than he is making it seem.
On Thursday, Pierre-Paul cracked a joke on Twitter that shows he is anxious to get back on the field. However, he has yet to sign his franchise tender with the New York Giants and there have been indications that the team questions whether JPP will be able to play at all in 2016.