Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul out at least six weeks after undergoing groin surgery

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Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul out at least six weeks
Wednesday December 7th, 2016

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is out at least six weeks following surgery for a core muscle injury, according to multiple media reports.

Pierre-Paul will miss the remainder of the regular season, putting his availability in jeopardy should the Giants make the playoffs.

Pierre-Paul was injured in a 24–14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The loss put the Giants three games back of the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL East with five games remaining. The Giants play the Cowboys on Sunday night.

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Pierre-Paul tweeted after his surgery Wednesday that he was “feeling way better already.”

Pierre-Paul has 53 total tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles this season to help the Giants' improving defense. After finishing last in the NFL in total defense last season, the Giants have improved to 17th this season giving up 19.8 points a game.

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