Posted December 13, 2013

Report: Doctors recommend Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul sit out rest of season

Jason Pierre-Paul said Thursday that he would never shut things down. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jason Pierre-Paul said Thursday that he would never shut it down. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Doctors have recommended that Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul not play again this season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Pierre-Paul has been slowed by a shoulder injury that doctors said does not require surgery, but does need rest to heal.

The Giants are out of the running for an NFC playoff berth and it’s been a season to forget for Pierre-Paul who also endured coming off back surgery and knee injuries.

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On Thursday, Pierre-Paul said he refused to shut his season down.

“I’ve been battling injuries all year,” he said. “It’s part of the game. First, as far as getting back surgery, then the knee (a mild MCL sprain in Week 4) and then the (bleeping) shoulder. That’s how it is.

“I’m never going to shut it down. If I can go, I’m going to go. It (stinks) watching your teammates play without you. But it’s part of the game. You never know when you’re going to get hurt.”


After having to play my last 2-1/2 seasons with a restrictor sleeve locking down my right arm and now at 53 yrs. old not being able to lift that arm over my head? Shut it down JPP! Get the surg. you need and have a full recovery.

I played until I was 34. Now I have 2 new knees and I'll have 2 new shoulders within 5 years and I'm only 53. Airport travel is fun. No more basketball. No more running. No more kneeling. No more hunting. 

Pretty restricted for a relatively young man, but lots of great stories to tell. Take care of yourself now. Medicine is much more advanced!


Lets hear what he has to say in 10 years or so.