As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter this morning, New York Giants' defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is undergoing back surgery this morning in Los Angeles. According to reports JPP had back pains all of last season and had injections for the pain. Below is more information via Twitter as we continue to learn this breaking news.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is undergoing back surgery this morning in LA with Dr. Watkins. Belief is he should be ready for September.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 4, 2013
Pierre-Paul to undergo back surgery. Had injections for pain last year nfl.com/news/story/0ap…— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) June 4, 2013
After dealing with back issues most of last season, Jason Pierre-Paul to have back surgery today.Timetable for return not yet known. #nyg— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) June 4, 2013
Source confirms Jason Pierre-Paul is undergoing back surgery this a.m. as @adamschefter reports. Back issues plagued him 4 most of 2012 #nyg— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) June 4, 2013
Could explain production drop-off last season: Back surgery for Jason Pierre-Paul profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/04/bac… via @profootballtalk— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) June 4, 2013
Report: Back surgery for #Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul | cbsloc.al/17WSIU3— WFAN Sports Radio (@WFAN660) June 4, 2013
It sounds like JPP's back was bothering him all spring. He tried to manage the problem, but couldn't. That's why he decided on surgery now.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) June 4, 2013
Jason Pierre-Paul back surgery going on right now in Los Angeles. Timeframe for return should be known afterward. #nyg— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) June 4, 2013
Check back later with Big Blue View for more information on JPP as it comes along.
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