New York Giants’ defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered serious but not career threatening injuries to his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident at his South Florida home, according to multiple sources. Despite early overblown reports, Pierre-Paul will not lose his hand or any fingers.
According to a tweet by ESPN NFL reporter Dan Graziano, Pierre-Paul suffered burns on his palm and three of his fingers. One of those fingers may have nerve damage.
Multiple tweets from people claiming to be Pierre-Paul’s neighbors showed a U-Haul van loaded with fireworks parked outside the defensive-lineman’s home. Those tweets have since been deleted.
An Instagram post by Pierre-Paul shows him holding his infant child while standing in front of the U-Haul in question.
The Giants extended a franchise sheet worth $14.8 million to Pierre-Paul before the start of free agency, but he is yet to sign it. According to ProFootballTalk, the Giants can rescind the offer at any time. This would make Pierre-Paul an unrestricted free-agent.