The Buccaneers said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was released from a hospital after a car accident last week and would undergo further evaluation without offering any information about the nature of his injuries.
A report on Tuesday's injury casts doubt on Pierre-Paul's chances of playing this season. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Pierre-Paul suffered a neck injury in the accident of a single car and now he is seeing specialists to determine if the fracture will prevent him from entering the field or not. Schefter adds that the belief is that Pierre-Paul you will probably need surgery.
It is not the first time that Schefter shares medical news about Pierre-Paul. After Pierre-Paul injured his hand in a 2015 fireworks accident, Schefter shared a photo of his medical history. That led Pierre-Paul to sue Schefter and ESPN in a case that was resolved in 2017.
No such records were shared in Tuesday's report, which does not improve the news for Pierre-Paul or the Buccaneers, as they face the possibility that the pbad rider is not in the lineup this year.