Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul Returns After Fireworks Accident
Months after he lost his index finger in a fireworks accident, Jason Pierre-Paul is suiting up for the Giants.By Carter Woodiel | November 8, 2015
Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul still only has nine fingers after losing one in a Fourth of July fireworks accident. But on Sunday, he’ll be back in uniform for the first time since his injury.
"The day I walked in here, I already won," Pierre-Paul told reporters October 30. "People said I was going to be out for the whole season, and I knew what kind of effort I put in in the offseason, way before this happened. So just coming back, I already won."
Pierre-Paul stayed away from the Giants for the first chunk of the season, initially turning down a contract offered before the injury out of fear the Giants would deem him unfit to play, and dock his pay. (Video via CBS)