Will Jason Pierre-Paul Be Ready for Giants’ Season Opener?

June 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news on Tuesday morning that Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants would be having back surgery:
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul is undergoing back surgery this morning in LA with Dr. Watkins. Belief is he should be ready for September.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 4, 2013 There's a lot of information in those 140 characters, so let's take a look at the questions raised by this surgery.
Will JPP be ready for the opener?
In all likelihood, yes. With a normal recovery time of 12-16 weeks, this type of surgery gives Pierre-Paul a good chance of being ready to play by September. Any sort of setback will make a Week 1 return unlikely, and because the Giants have the depth to overcome this, they may be more making conservative with the return timetable.
The biggest question will be conditioning. Pierre-Paul will not be able to do much for the first month after surgery, though he starts at a very high base l...

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