Photos finally emerge of Jason Pierre-Paul's mangled hand

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Photo Reveals JPP's Damaged Hand


By JOHN DORN

More than two months after losing a finger in a July 4 fireworks disaster, Jason Pierre-Paul is trying to convince the New York Giants that he's ready to play football again. But after photos have finally emerged, the team's skepticism may not be too unwarranted.

This coming hours after Pierre-Paul tweeted, almost mockingly, that he can return to form without his index finger.



Pierre-Paul also posted a workout video of him doing conditioning drills in Florida after the Giants alerted him that he wouldn't be activated for the start of the season.

The photo can be seen in the video above, and is also embedded at the bottom of this post. Warning: The photo may be jarring to some readers.

JPP is still attempting to return to the field this season, and early reports indicated that he had the finger removed rather than treated in an effort to resume play sooner. A report emerged this week that part of Pierre-Paul's thumb was also lost. The new photos confirm as much.

Based on what we now know, do you think Pierre-Paul's football career is over? Or do you agree that missing fingers won't stop him from getting sacks? Let us know by tweeting to us at @AOLSports.



Check out more photos of Pierre-Paul below.

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Photos finally emerge of Jason Pierre-Paul's mangled hand
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul removes the bandage from his damaged hand after the Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-18 during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
NFL referee Clete Blakeman, check's the bandage on New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's hand before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Pierre-Paul is playing in his first game since injuring his hand with fireworks during the off-season. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 05: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 5, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FILE - In this July 24, 2014, file photo, New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul talks to reporters during an NFL football camp in East Rutherford, N.J. Pierre-Paul has rapid-fire answers for just about anything he is asked, from the state of the New York Giants' defensive line to his own health to some missing teammates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) recovers a fumble by the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants on the bench in the game with the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on October 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) stiff-arms New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, right, warms up with Osi Umenyiora, left, before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates after sacking San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photograph taken by AP Images for NFL, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre Paul is seen during the National Football League Back to Football Run on Friday, Aug. 30, 2012 at Central Park in New York. (John Minchillo/AP Images for NFL)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) reacts with teammate Osi Umenyiora (72) after sacking New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is interrupted as he signs autographs at the NFL football team's training camp in Albany, N.Y., Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul (90) reacts after sacking Philadelphia Eagles' Mark Sanchez during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
FILE - This is a 2012 file photo showing Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants NFL football team. Giants defensive end Pierre-Paul had successful surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back, the team has announced. The operation took place Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at a hospital in Marina Del Rey, Calif. (AP Photo/ File)
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, presents New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul with a ceremonial set of keys to the city during a ceremony for the NFL football Super Bowl XLVI champions at City Hall in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul celebrates after his team's 21-17 win over the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: New York Giants NFL player Jason Pierre-Paul arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 14: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants warms up prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21: Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants looks to sack Shaun Hill #14 of the St. Louis Rams during the third quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 17: Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants returns an interception for a touchdown against Scott Tolzien #16 of the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 17, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 17: Jason Pierre-Paul #90 talks with Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium on November 17, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeat the Packers 27-13. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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