New York Giants edge pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul is rehabbing far away from the team with ownership in a troubled mood about it.
According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the much maligned defensive end has been rehabbing away from the team near his hometown in South Florida.
Jason Pierre-Paul of New York Giants rehabbing in South Florida away from team http://t.co/WlVMugpQf0
— ESPN New York (@ESPNNewYork) July 29, 2015
JPP of course is recovering from a July 4 fireworks incident that cost him his right index finger as well as other hand injuries.
One source told ESPN that Pierre-Paul believes he will play this season and that he’ll be back with the team “sooner than people think.” Nevertheless, the fact that JPP doesn’t want the Giants help through any of this has certain important people very concerned. This list includes owner John Mara.
“I don’t think JPP is receiving very good advice right now,” Mara told the Post. “He has told people that he’s fine and that he’s going to be ready to play, but until we see the hand, we’re just not sure.”
Even head coach Tom Coughlin weighed in:
— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) July 30, 2015
First of all, thoughts about where JPP’s emotional state currently lies needs to be a factor. When it was reported Giants brass couldn’t contract their stud defensive player when they traveled down to South Florida at the time of the accident, many could understand due to how distraught JPP might have been.
Now, though, the man needs to communicate with his employer. This is inexcusable.
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