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.
I can't think of the last time my index finger got me a sack 😉
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.
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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)
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)
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)