Watch LIVE

How Pro Football Player Reportedly Injured Hand on Fourth of July Could End Up Causing More Pain in His Wallet

Video

But the Pro Bowler hasn't yet signed ...

Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants looks on against the Indianapolis Colts on November 3, 2014, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Image source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly injured one or both of his hands during a fireworks mishap Saturday, EPSN said.

Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants looks on against the Indianapolis Colts on November 3, 2014, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Image source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

TMZ.com reported that the 26-year-old hurt his thumb and some fingers of one hand.

Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole confirmed the injury. Pierre-Paul was hospitalized and being evaluated to determine the extent of the injury, ESPN said. Sources said it didn't appear to be career-threatening.

But the Pro Bowler hasn't yet signed the team's one-year, $14.8 million franchise-tag tender — which means he's not under contract at the moment, ESPN said.

But even if Pierre-Paul had signed the tender, things wouldn't necessarily be locked up for him due to the way he was injured.

Here's Pierre-Paul on an Instagram video just prior to the fireworks:

The former first-round draft pick started all 16 games, had 12.5 sacks and forced three fumbles last season, ESPN said.

Follow Dave Urbanski (@DaveVUrbanski) on Twitter

Most recent
All Articles