There’s been a giant question mark over the prospects of the New York Giants defensive link thanks to star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul having to undergo surgery on his back this offseason.
Fellow defensive end Justin Tuck is not at all concerned about Pierre-Paul’s availability for Week 1, saying he’s Superman when it comes to rehab (per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk):
“I speak to him all the time,” Tuck said. “[He's] doing well.”
“Everybody is [also] telling me he is doing well,” Tuck later added. “I have seen him walking around and doing his rehab stuff.”
Tuck said both he and Pierre-Paul expect that the Pro Bowl defensive end will be ready for the season opener against Dallas.
“He does [and] I expect him back, too,” Tuck said. “He is Superman.”
New York better hope Tuck is right. The Giants seriously need JPP to be on the field and productive. His performance dipped last season as he only recorded 6.5 sacks—10 less than the year before.
JPP is undoubtedly a freak athlete. Whether he can recover like running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings did has yet to be determined.
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