|Chance of Injury in 2020:||10%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||0.7%|
|Projected Games missed for 2020:||0.1|
A year ago, Pierre-Paul was a 30-year-old recovering from a car crash that fractured his neck. That May incident seemed to threaten not only his 2019 season, but perhaps his career.
But after opening the year on the non-football injury list, JPP got activated in Week 8 and played the final 10 contests. He racked up the 2nd most sacks per game of his career (0.85), trailing only his age-22 campaign back in 2011 with the Giants. Pierre-Paul's 1.6 QB hits per game put him on pace for a top-8 season in that category. And the Bucs rewarded him with a 2-year, $27 million extension in March.
Barring another fluky offseason injury, we see no reason to expect JPP to fall of a cliff in 2020. (Fingers crossed he stays away from actual cliffs.)
|Dec 4, 2016||NFL||Inguinal Groin Sports Hernia||Pierre-Paul had sports-hernia surgery and missed the final 4 games of the regular season -- plus the Giants' 1 playoff game.|
|Jul 4, 2015||NFL||Hand Metacarpal Fracture||Pierre-Paul had to have his right index finger amputated after a fireworks accident. He also suffered a fractured thumb. Pierre-Paul returned to play the final 8 games of the season.|
|Nov 24, 2013||NFL||Shoulder|
|Jun 4, 2013||NFL||Back Vertebral Disc Hernia||Pierre-Paul underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back on June 4 but was ready for the start of the regular season.|