Report: Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul injures hand in fireworks accident 

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly suffered an injury to his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident at his home in Miami, according to several reports. He was admitted to North Broward Medical Center in Deerfield Beach, Fla., for treatment.

Although the exact severity of the injury is unknown, ESPN NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano reports that the injury is not considered career-threatening.

But according to Andy Slater of 940-AM WINZ in Miami, JPP’s injury is very severe.

The Giants have not confirmed nor denied the incident, but varying accounts of what happened have been reported.

According to his neighbors, Pierre-Paul apparently purchased so many fireworks that he had to rent out a U-Haul van to transport them to his home.

One of the neighbors, who deleted her Twitter account, seemed concerned that JPP had so many fireworks.

Pierre-Paul also posted a video to Instagram on Saturday that showed the same van in the background. 

A video posted by Jason Pierre-Paul (@iamjasonpierrepaul) on Jul 4, 2015 at 4:31pm PDT

The Giants applied the franchise tag to Pierre-Paul this offseason, but the 26-year-old has not yet signed it as he seeks a long-term deal, meaning that he technically is not under contract.

So if the injury is as serious as some are reporting, the Giants could have second thoughts and revoke the unsigned tender, and Pierre-Paul could be out over $14 million. But if he is fortunate the injuries he suffered are not severe at all, he should thank his lucky stars.

As for the recklessness of an adult — and an NFL player — shooting off fireworks, the Giants will have to debate that internally.

This is not the first time a prominent Giants player was involved in a serious and controversial accident around a holiday. During the 2008 season, receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub two days after Thanksgiving.

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