EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Even as his hand was being shredded by fireworks, Jason Pierre-Paul says he wasn't frightened. And he never doubted his return to football.
"I wasn't worried at all," the Giants star defensive end said. "I wasn't in shock or nothing. I looked at my hand, and my fiance was going crazy. But I kept calm."
The July 4 fireworks accident cost him his right index finger. In his first comments since the mishap, Pierre-Paul on Friday left unanswered many questions, but he recalled his time in a Florida hospital with a mangled hand and burns covering his arm.
He said he remained confident even as doctors decided to amputate,...