The New York Giants have reportedly not set a date to re-evaluate Jason Pierre-Paul’s hand, reports the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It was previously reported that Pierre-Paul would have his hand examined by the team this week, but according to Rapoport the meeting could instead take place next week.
Six weeks have passed since the Giants last examined Pierre-Paul’s right hand, which was severely damaged in a fireworks accident on July 4.
According to a report by Jason La Canfora of CBS, the Giants are “open-minded” that Pierre-Paul could possibly return during the second half of the season. However, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reported Sunday that there is doubt that Pierre-Paul will be cleared to play.
When the Giants first examined Pierre-Paul’s hand, they determined he would be vulnerable to opponents. Pierre-Paul lost his right index finger and the tip of his thumb in the accident. He also underwent surgery to repair his middle finger.
The Giants and Pierre-Paul have yet to come to an agreement on whether he will sign a one-year, $14.8 million franchise tag. The possibility of an agreement will become more clear after Wednesday’s evaluation.