New York Giants star pass-rusher, Jason Pierre-Paul underwent sports hernia surgery Wednesday morning according to multiple reports and his Instagram.
His recovery time is expected to be a six weeks, which would rule him out until about mid January. So if the Giants were to have a playoff run he would be available, but as far as the regular season looks, JPP will not be available for Big Blue.
Through 12 games of the 2016 season, Pierre-Paul has seven sacks, eight passes defended and three forced fumbles, and according to Pro Football Focus, he was the NFL’s third-ranked defense end behind only Cameron Jordan and Brandon Graham.
Pierre-Paul signed a one-year, $10.5 million deal in March as a way to prove to the Giants that he could still be effective after his hand surgery from his firework accident.
The Giants currently hold the fifth place spot in the NFC as of Wednesday. But with upcoming games against the Dallas Cowboys, the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins that fifth place spot could change quickly.