New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul has broken thumb

The medical report for Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul keeps looking more painful by the day.

As of Wednesday, we learned that the elite pass rusher was to have his right index finger amputated following a fireworks incident over the July 4 weekend. On Thursday, NFL Media's Kimberly Jones reported that Pierre-Paul also has a broken thumb.

Obviously, Pierre-Paul's ability to function without a finger will be the biggest hurdle for him to clear before returning to the field.

However, a broken thumb could have a recovery timeline just as lengthy. Per Jones, Pierre-Paul has pins in place and the injury could take up to six weeks to heal.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Pierre-Paul chose to amputate his finger in order to expedite the recovery process. It's unclear whether or not a broken thumb will cause any complications during rehabilitation.

The 26-year-old has yet to make any public statements since the incident.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast breaks down the latest news surrounding Jason Pierre-Paul's injury, as well as the Mettenberger and Watt feud. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.

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