Jason Pierre-Paul Could Miss Entire 2019 Season After Suffering Neck Fracture In Single-Car Wreck

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Jason Pierre-Paul just can’t get out of his own way. Less than four years after blowing off his right index finger in a fireworks accident, the 30-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end was involved in a single-car accident that will likely sideline his for the entire 2019 season.

Pierre-Paul was rushed to the hospital after crashing his SUV in Broward County, Florida, and reportedly suffered a fractured neck.

After the crash, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht released the following statement;

“We have been informed that Jason was involved in a one-car accident early this morning in South Florida in which he was not cited. We know that he was evaluated at a local hospital and has since been released. Our immediate concern is for the safety and well-being of Jason and his passenger. We have been in contact with Jason and will be getting him further evaluated by our medical staff in the near future.”

Pierre-Paul is coming off a season where he had 12.5 sacks, the first time a Bucs player had reached double-digit sacks since Simeon Rice in 2005, according to ESPN.

Best of luck to JPP on his continued recovery.


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