“How many fingers am I holding up?” used to be the NFL’s version of a concussion protocol. Now, it is a question one player can legitimately ask to his owner.
As the New York Giants head to training camp, team co-owner John Mara legitimately does not know how many fingers are still attached to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s hand following his Fourth of July fireworks mishap.
“I don’t know how many fingers he has,” Mara said in a Thursday press conference. “We know what we’ve read and what we’ve been told, but until we actually see him and the extent of the damage, it’s hard to make any sort of prediction as to what kind of condition he’s in.”