Giants Intend To Keep Haiti-American Footballer Despite Accident

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Jason Pierre-Paul
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Jason Pierre-Paul
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2015: Looks like the New York Giants still plan to hold on to Haitian-American NFL star Jason Pierre-Paul despite his finger amputation following a July 4th fireworks accident.

The Giants fully intend to have Pierre-Paul on their roster for the 2015 season, a person with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media.

Pierre-Paul, known as JPP, currently has a one-year, $14.8 million offer on the table as the Giants’ franchise player.

Pierre-Paul had the right index finger amputated Wednesday and also suffered fractures in his hand, including one reportedly in his thumb that will require approximately six weeks to heal.

The Giants defensive end, 26, severely injured his hand in a fireworks accident. Originally, it was believed that Pierre-Paul had only suffered burns on three fingers and parts of both hands.

Pierre-Paul was born in Deerfield Beach, Florida to Haitian immigrants who arrived from Haiti in 1983. At Deerfield Beach High School, Pierre-Paul lettered in basketball for four years. After a serious leg injury while playing basketball, he took up football in his junior year.