Although neither the Giants nor defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have revealed the exact nature of his right shoulder injury, Pierre-Paul said today that he has gotten a second opinion and the injury won’t require surgery. Even so, Pierre-Paul sat out practice for the second consecutive day this week and almost certainly won’t play on Sunday vs. Seattle. It’ll mark the third straight game he has missed. “Not at all,” Pierre-Paul said when asked if he would eventually need surgery. “It’s a day-by-day process. I already had a second opinion. It doesn’t need surgery. It just needs rest. It’s getting better day-by-day.” While Pierre-Paul again said he doesn’t want to shut it down for the rest of the season, it’s becoming increasingly unlikely he’ll play again this season. He said it’s not his call to shut it down. Asked if he would play on Sunday, Pierre-Paul said, “I don’t know yet.” Pierre-Paul, who underwent back surgery in June, injured his shoulder in the first quarter of a Nov. 10th game against the Raiders just when he seemed to be rounding back into form. He returned to the game after missing one series but was clearly not himself. He played in games against the Packers - returning an interception 24 yards for a touchdown - and Cowboys before the injury sidelined him. He said he wants to play it smart.
Jason Pierre-Paul gets second opinion on shoulder; no surgery, just rest
Newark Star-Ledger | Dec 12