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Report: Pierre-Paul missing part of thumb


The Sports Xchange

New York Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul is not only missing an index finger but apparently also part of his right thumb.

ESPN reported Tuesday that Pierre-Paul had his right middle finger repaired in an additional surgical procedure and that the tip of his right thumb is gone. The middle finger was repaired before he underwent a physical for the Giants on Sept. 7 and then returned to his home in Florida to work out.

Pierre-Paul severely injured the hand in a July 4 fireworks accident that resulted in the loss of his right index finger. He is hoping to return to the Giants in five to six weeks, but the new reports of additional damage to the hand further cloud his status.

Pierre-Paul has yet to sign a $14.8 million franchise tender for the 2015 season and the Giants might consider rescinding it if he can’t return to the field this year.

Last season, Pierre-Paul had 12 1/2 sacks to bring his career total to 42.

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