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06:56 AM ET 06.05 | This hasn't been a quiet offseason in terms of distractions, but a new Big Blue headline may actually hurt. [Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks are] really nothing but minor distractions. They're especially minor when compared to the news that broke Tuesday morning about Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul, the Giants' 24-year-old pass rushing sensation, underwent surgery on Tuesday morning to repair a herniated disc in his back -- surgery that could mean he'll miss the start of the regular season. ... Dr. Robert Watkins, who performed the surgery, said that an actual return date was a little more vague and "will depend on his response to the rehabilitation program." Or to put it another way, using the scariest words of the offseason so far: There's no way to know for sure.

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June 5, 2013  08:00 AM ET
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Well gee wiz

Well Cheese Whiz.

June 5, 2013  08:06 AM ET

It's a wrap bro.... OVAH!

June 5, 2013  08:09 AM ET
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It's a wrap bro.... OVAH!

O-linemen will start aiming for that disc.....he's done!

June 5, 2013  08:11 AM ET
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O-linemen will start aiming for that disc.....he's done!

Probably hurt his back from turning all those backflips.

June 5, 2013  08:50 AM ET

24 - damn...

That's young to have an effed up back.

June 5, 2013  08:54 AM ET

OK, he sure was a non factor last year. but why the wait until now to do it? Obviously rest and PT manages these issues, but smarter heads should have known it does not solve the problem. These are guys who play football, not sell used cars.

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June 5, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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backflips?

Thought you'd never ask....


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June 5, 2013  09:23 AM ET

I really am suspicious of all the players that after they end the season surely must know which parts of their body just doesn't feel right, yet they go home and sit on the couch for 4 months and never seek a doctors advice and possible corrective surgery, they always wait till OTA's start before they have the surgery. There is no mention if his back was aggravated during OTA's or not. Since OTA's are limited in the amount of physical contact players can have, there sure does seem to be a lot of injuries to players that are basically doing nothing more than learning the playbook, exercising, and playing touch football.

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June 5, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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This could be the end

Kinda like Gronk yo.... Damn good coming out of the gate, but just too big to hurl himself around so recklessly. Well.... At least y'all have Osi.

June 5, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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I really am suspicious of all the players that after they end the season surely must know which parts of their body just doesn't feel right, yet they go home and sit on the couch for 4 months and never seek a doctors advice and possible corrective surgery, they always wait till OTA's start before they have the surgery. There is no mention if his back was aggravated during OTA's or not. Since OTA's are limited in the amount of physical contact players can have, there sure does seem to be a lot of injuries to players that are basically doing nothing more than learning the playbook, exercising, and playing touch football.

Exactly. Surgery is always the last resort, but as I said before, these guys play football not sell cars, so fix the problem. Pain management is not a career choice in the NFL.

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June 5, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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I really am suspicious of all the players that after they end the season surely must know which parts of their body just doesn't feel right, yet they go home and sit on the couch for 4 months and never seek a doctors advice and possible corrective surgery, they always wait till OTA's start before they have the surgery. There is no mention if his back was aggravated during OTA's or not. Since OTA's are limited in the amount of physical contact players can have, there sure does seem to be a lot of injuries to players that are basically doing nothing more than learning the playbook, exercising, and playing touch football.

The timing is interesting too.... Have the surgery... Miss a half season or so... Come back in stellar shape, putting up stellar numbers, then BOOM - time for a new contract.

June 5, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Never gotten his big contract either.

You guys are going to have to pay someone other than Eli at some point, yo.

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June 5, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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really? Why don't let the Giant peeps worry about it.

You guys will fight with Dallas over the basement yo..... It's written all over the wall.

God forbid Eli goes down, and you all have to rely on the "quiet" addition of JaMarcus Russell.

 
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