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.
Less than four months after suffering a fractured vertebra in a car wreck, #Bucs DE 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.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 27, 2019
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.