July 8, 2015 / 11:56 PM / 2 years ago

New York Giants player Jason Pierre-Paul had finger amputated: ESPN

(Reuters) - New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated on Wednesday after a fireworks accident, ESPN reported, citing medical records.

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) runs back an interception against the Green Bay Packers for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Pierre-Paul has been in a South Florida hospital since Saturday night when he severely injured his hand during a Fourth of July fireworks mishap.

Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney

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