Stop us when you've heard this one before; the New York Giants have another injury to another prominent player on the team. This time, it's Jason Pierre-Paul, who is officially on the injury report with a sprained MCL in his knee.
However, as Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News has reported, JPP will attempt to play through the pain and was at practice for the Giants this week fully participating, and is expected to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium.
"DE Jason Pierre-Paul said he has a sprained MCL, but he still practiced fully today," he tweeted.
JPP missed most of the summer after being forced to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back; which kept the Giants star defensive end out for all four preseason games and didn't make his Giants debut until Week 1 almost a month ago against the Dallas Cowboys.
Fans can tell that it's taking a while for JPP to get back to full speed and back to his normal playing level. In Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Brandon Albert was manhandling and dominating JPP in one-on-one blocking and didn't need help from any extra lineman to stop him; something he likely would have needed two years ago, when he was on top of his game and had 16.5 sacks.
With Damontre Moore getting healthy and likely to see more playing time, if JPP's knee continues to bother him during the season, then the Giants may have no other choice but to use their rookie defensive end in the defensive line rotation along with Mathias Kiwanuka and Justin Tuck until JPP's knee is back to normal.
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