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Jason Pierre-Paul gave the perfect response when asked about returning from a broken neck

October 23, 2019

Jason Pierre-Paul's first few seasons in the NFL went about as well as they could with the freakish defensive talent making two Pro Bowls and winning a Super Bowl for the New York Giants. Things haven't gone quite as smoothly since. Pierre-Paul underwent back surgery for a herniated disk in 2013, had a finger amputated after a fireworks accident (Be careful out there, kids!) in 2015, and fractured his neck in a car accident earlier this year. At 30, he's already suffered more than a lifetime of bad (and freakish) injuries, but now he's back for more because GRRR he's a FOOTBALL GUY. Oh, and he probably wants to get paid his entire contract.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were excited to have their prized outside linebacker return to practice on Wednesday. Pierre-Paul took some contact on the football field before fielding some questions from reporters. And when it came to being asked about the challenge of returning from a broken neck, JPP offered the perfect response:

What else can you say? He makes a good point.

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