The never-ending Jason PIerre-Paul saga has yet another twist and it doesn't bode well for the New York Giants or their star push-rusher. ESPN is reporting that in addition to amputating his reight index finger in lieu of surgery, Pierre-Paul is also missing the tip of his right thumb.
Accordng to team sources, the defensive end also underwent surgery to close up the middle finger of his right hand on September 4, and he might not be ready to play for another five to six weeks.
If the Giants aren't satisfied with how PIerre-Paul's hand is healing, they have the option to rescind his $14.81 million franchise tender. New York's defensive leader has yet to sign his tender and is avoiding being placed on the non-football injury list, which would allow the Giants to withold his paycheck for the games he misses. Pierre-Paul would forgo $871,000 for every game he doesn't play, which would save Big Blue cap space, but also create a gaping hole along the defensive line.
Tom Coughlin and company are still lhealing their wounds following Sunday's night's gut-wrenching 27-26 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, and Pierre-Paul's injury crisis does anything but help rejevenate the locker room. Not only is Pierre-Paul's season in jeapordy, but the latest medical report calls into question whether he'll have any playing future in the NFL.