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NFL Insider Shares Latest Injury Update For Jason Pierre-Paul

Jason Pierre-Paul celebrating during a game.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 18: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 celebrates a sack of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning #10 during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 18, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Just over three months after he suffered a serious injury in a car accident, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been cleared to continue his rehab process.

According to a report from NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Pierre-Paul was cleared to resume rehab activities.

"Jason Pierre-Paul has been cleared by club and independent doctors to resume rehab activities, sources say. Still a process to be cleared to play, but positive steps after rare and serious injury," he reported on Tuesday afternoon.

Here's more.

Initial reports after the accident suggested Pierre-Paul did not suffer a serious injury or any injury at all.

However, nearly a week after the accident, ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed Pierre-Paul fractured his neck in the collision.

The Buccaneers remained hopeful that he would not need surgery to repair the injury. After three months, the team finally received good news.

Pierre-Paul was traded by the New York Giants to the Buccaneers last offseason, and he responded with a strong bounce back season. The 30-year-old end compiled 46 tackles, 12.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Pierre-Paul won't be ready for the start of the season, but it's still a good sign.

Stay tuned for the latest on Pierre-Paul's injury and more NFL news.