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Pierre-Paul Has Surgery for a Herniated Disk

Jun 05, 2013 - The New York Times - Biographical Materials

Jason Pierre-Paul, the nimble Giants defensive end who confounds opponents' blocking with a mix of agility and strength, had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back on Tuesday. The team said Pierre-Paul would be out three months, seriously jeopardizing his availability for the Giants' season opener at Dallas on Sept. 8.

But he could easily be out longer. With the kind of stress put on a defensive lineman's back, estimates on recovery times after back surgery are often unreliab...