Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Has Finger Amputated
On Monday, we told you about the Fourth of July firework accident that caused severe burns to the right hand of New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. On Wednesday, JPP opted to have his right index finger amputated as a result of the incident.
The decision comes after Pierre-Paul discussed the matter with his family and his medical team. After looking at their possibilities, they believed that the best course of action for JPP’s career and his health was to amputate the finger.
Despite losing the finger, it is believed that this move will actually help Jason Pierre-Paul get back on the field even sooner. In fact, it is believed that the fractures he suffered to his right thumb will actually keep him out for longer than the amputation—six weeks for the fracture, as opposed to half of that amount of time for the amputation.
Pierre-Paul is expected to remain in the hospital for a few more days, but if all goes according to plan, we should still see the two-time Pro Bowler on the field once the 2015 NFL season begins—minus one index finger, unfortunately.
Here’s a look at the medical record of the amputation, which was Tweeted by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and may or may not be a violation of the HIPPA law that’s intended to protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information:
ESPN obtained medical charts that show Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul had right index finger amputated today. pic.twitter.com/VI5cbS1uCw
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2015
Hat Tip – [ESPN]