Jason Pierre-Paul will miss the rest of the regular season and possibly the entire postseason, too.
The Giants defensive end had surgery to repair a sports hernia on Wednesday morning and his recovery is expected to take at least six weeks, according to a source.
That means Pierre-Paul will not play again in this 2016 season until, at the earliest, the NFC Championship Game — if the Giants advance that far.
Pierre-Paul was starting to play like the old JPP with 5.5 sacks combined in Weeks 11 and 12 wins over the Bears and Browns, plus a fumble return for a touchdown in Cleveland.
But he hurt himself in the second quarter of last weekend’s loss in Pittsburgh and missed the entire second half.
Romeo Okwara and Kerry Wynn alternated series replacing Pierre-Paul in the second half and Owa Odighizuwa, who missed the Steelers game with a knee injury, also would factor in the mix when he is healthy.
This is an enormous blow as the Giants (8-4) push for their first playoff berth in five years approaching Sunday night’s visit from the first-place Dallas Cowboys (11-1) at MetLife Stadium.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News