Of everything to happen in the New York Giants‘ 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, nothing might have greater ramifications than the injury to Jason Pierre-Paul.
Pierre-Paul collapsed to the ground shortly before the end of the first half with a groin injury, and was ultimately ruled out for the remainder of the game. After the game the Giants said that JPP would be getting an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the damage.
Looking for more clarity, JPP reportedly went down to Philadelphia on Tuesday for a second opinion from doctor William Meyers.
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is in Philly today to see noted surgeon William Meyers regarding his groin injury, sources say.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 6, 2016
Meyers is a specialist in sports hernias as well as other core and groin-related injuries. There are reports that the Giants are optimistic that he will avoid surgery and be able to recover with treatment and rehab.
At the very least this looks like a speed bump in JPP’s terrific year that had him looking like a favorite to win the Comeback Player of The Year award.
It seems likely right now that Pierre-Paul will miss Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. In his place the Giants will look to second year defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa — who himself is coming off an injury, undrafted free agent Romeo Okwara, and third-year defensive end Kerry Wynn to step up opposite Olivier Vernon.
Stay tuned to Big Blue View for updates as we learn more.