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Jason Pierre-Paul “getting close” to coming off PUP list

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The Giants activated fullback Henry Hynoski from the physically unable to perform list on Thursday, leaving the Giants with a pair of players still waiting for the green light to start practicing with the team.

With all due respect to defensive tackle Markus Kuhn, only one of those two players is of significant interest to the team. That would be defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who had back surgery late in the offseason and had been trying to work his way into good enough shape to rejoin the team before the start of the regular season.

Coach Tom Coughlin was asked about the timetable for Pierre-Paul (and Kuhn) to return on Thursday and the news was pretty positive. Coughlin said that Pierre-Paul is “getting close” to coming off the list, although he cautioned he’s merely listening to the team’s medical staff on that front.

Pierre-Paul said earlier this summer that he’s not focusing on Week One if it is wiser to wait until later in the season to get back on the field. That’s a wise approach, especially for a part of the body as prone to setbacks as the back, but the Giants would clearly benefit from having their best defensive lineman back on the field as soon as possible.

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12 Responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul “getting close” to coming off PUP list”
  1. Dennis Allen's Outgoing Persona says: Aug 22, 2013 4:44 PM

    Get those cold tubs ready!

  2. nfcbeastly says: Aug 22, 2013 4:53 PM

    O v e r r a t e d

  3. justinstuckrule says: Aug 22, 2013 5:05 PM

    He had one magical year but he’s finished now. I hope for his sake he hangs it up and decides to take care of his body so that he can still walk by the time he’s 30. That back surgery he had is very serious, and medical studies show that most patients have full pain return within 10 years. Trying to play football as just a shadow of his one great year isn’t worth it. Besides, with the Giants in rebuilding mode there’s no point in JPP risking further injury just to play part of a season for a likely 6 – 10 team.

  4. redfield11 says: Aug 22, 2013 5:19 PM

    As a cowboys fan, I approve of the play it safe approach.

  5. harnovo says: Aug 22, 2013 5:20 PM

    justinstuckrule says: Aug 22, 2013 5:05 PM

    He had one magical year but he’s finished now.

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    Finished? Seriously?!? I’m guessing Eagles fan.

  6. davidpuddy720 says: Aug 22, 2013 5:35 PM

    Hahah finished eh? I didn’t realize you were a doctor. It must be hard to find time to post on this website every 5 seconds when you are in and out of surgery all day

  7. bigwayne75 says: Aug 22, 2013 5:51 PM

    justinstuckrule says: Aug 22, 2013 5:05 PM

    He had one magical year but he’s finished now. I hope for his sake he hangs it up and decides to take care of his body so that he can still walk by the time he’s 30. That back surgery he had is very serious, and medical studies show that most patients have full pain return within 10 years. Trying to play football as just a shadow of his one great year isn’t worth it. Besides, with the Giants in rebuilding mode there’s no point in JPP risking further injury just to play part of a season for a likely 6 – 10 team.
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    You sound clueless and a Giant hater.

    Many football players came back from successful back surgery and had great careers.

  8. kev86 says: Aug 22, 2013 6:07 PM

    JPP is a beast. Take your time big guy. Go Blue!!!

  9. wave222 says: Aug 22, 2013 6:25 PM

    WhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaTTTT IS UP WITH THIS justinstuckrule????????????????????????????????
    “take his computer away”

  10. greymares says: Aug 22, 2013 6:30 PM

    only time will tell if he is still the player that stepped on the field as a rookie. He wasn’t that guy last year and you have to think the injury was the reason. when he steps on again I’m sure the back will be repaired but will the head be. Many big tough guys are never the same after a major injury because they can’t get over the fact that they may have to endure that pain again. Is he finished, NAH, but if he’s not the same player, he’s just a big guy and there’s lots of then in the N.F.L.

  11. nananatman says: Aug 22, 2013 9:54 PM

    The Giants are rebuilding?

  12. lt1976 says: Aug 23, 2013 9:24 AM

    He´s NOT finished, still very young, although back injuries can linger, I´ll give you that. I think he was pretty good last year, when on the field. Remember that play in Dallas, when he caught it out of mid-air and ran it back for a TD? There´s not many defensive lineman, who can do that.

    Still not sure, what to make of justintuckrule. Have been on this site for a year or so. He simply seems to have fun annoying people. Must be some employee from some other team…

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