NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reports that athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes will visit JPP at a Miami hospital. A team source told Jones they believe the pass rusher "is doing OK."
Pierre-Paul suffered a hand injury over the weekend while attempting to light fireworks. He remains hospitalized.
After initial reports suggested severe damage to JPP's hand, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that, as of Sunday night, doctors were still examining for nerve damage and other issues related to the incident but the injuries weren't believed to be career-threatening.
Big Blue's medical staff should have a better idea of Pierre-Paul's condition and potential availability for the start of the regular season after meeting with him today. He could be placed on the PUP list or non-football injury list to start the season if the injury is severe enough.
At this point, if doctors determine the injury isn't severe enough for him to start the season on the NFI list, the defensive end will likely play 2015 on the $14.8 million franchise tag.
From a legal standpoint, JPP could find himself in trouble for the fireworks that ultimately led to the injury.
Coral Springs (Florida) public information officer, Capt. Brad McKeone confirmed to NFL Media that his department investigated the use of illegal fireworks. However, Coral Springs PD determined the incident did not take place in their jurisdiction, so it stopped being their concern. McKeone added he does not know where the incident occurred.
"We take a pretty hard stance with fireworks," McKeone told NFL Media about why his office looked into the incident.
If charged with a crime, Pierre-Paul would be subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy.