New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who permanently damaged his right hand as a result of a Fourth of July fireworks accident, has posted an X-ray of his surgically repaired hand.
JPP previously posted pictures before and after surgery and has now switched the avatar on his Twitter and Instagram pages to an X-ray of his hand.
Pierre-Paul, 27, had delayed last month's surgery in order to play this past season. The latest procedure is intended to give Pierre-Paul more flexibility in his middle finger.
Pierre-Paul, who will become a free agent when the new league season begins on March 9, missed the first half of last season because of the injury.
Pierre-Paul's right hand was heavily bandaged all season and he was not able to grip. He recorded only one sack and 26 tackles in the final eight games of the season.
Pierre-Paul was the Giants' first-round pick (15th overall) in 2010 out of South Florida. He had a career-high 16.5 sacks in 2011, his second season. He had 12.5 sacks in 2014, his last season before the injury.