Jason Pierre-Paul had back surgery on Tuesday "I was always in great shape," Pierre-Paul said. Jason Pierre-Paul will have surgery on his back today in Los Angeles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Pierre-Paul is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is undergoing back surgery Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. In a story posted at the team’s official website, Pierre-Paul said efforts to manage the problem weren’t working, so the decision was made to have surgery. The Giants are expected to place the 2010 first-round pick out of South Florida on the physically unable to perform list to guard against not having Pierre-Paul available for the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 8. The Giants said the procedure, a microdiscectomy in Pierre-Paul’s lower back performed by Dr. Robert Watkins at Marina del Rey Hospital, was successful.
Giants put Pierre-Paul’s recovery time at 12 weeks
The Giants have confirmed our report from this morning about defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s back surgery, and they’ve pegged his recovery time at around 12 weeks. In a story posted at the team’s official website, Pierre-Paul said efforts to manag