NFL player who injured his hand in a fireworks accident reportedly refuses to let the Giants see him

The New York Giants are still relatively in the dark when it comes to the status of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who injured his hand in a fireworks accident during a July 4 celebration.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Giants representatives travelled to Florida in an attempt to visit Pierre-Paul in the hospital, but left Wednesday afternoon without ever actually seeing him:

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, Pierre-Paul refused to see team trainer Ronnie Barnes and ex-player/current Giants special assistant Jessie Armstead.

Pierre-Paul entered this past offseason as a restricted free agent. The Giants initially placed the franchise tag on him in an attempt to give them more time to come to terms on a long-term contract. However, Pierre-Paul never signed the one-year $US14.8 million franchise tender — which means he’s not currently under contract with the them, and isn’t obligated to meet with them about the accident.

Speculation has swirled over the extent of Pierre-Paul’s injuries, which aren’t believed to be career-threatening.

Since the Giants don’t know the specifics of Pierre-Paul’s injuries, they have reportedly pulled their $US60 million offer, which he wasn’t going to accept anyway.

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