TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre Paul could miss the entire upcoming season after sustaining a fractured neck injury in a car accident last week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Tampa DE Jason Pierre Paul suffered a potential season-ending fractured neck injury in a single-car accident last week in south Florida, league sources tell ESPN. Pierre-Paul will visit neck specialists this week to get their opinions to see if there’s hope to save this season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 7, 2019
He will be visiting with neck specialists this week, but he will likely need surgery for his fractured neck, Schefter said.
He was evaluated at a hospital and released last week after being involved in a single-vehicle crash. He was not cited.
Pierre-Paul led the team in sacks after joining the Bucs, with 12.5 last year.
Bucs GM Jason Licht released this statement after the accident:
“We have been informed that Jason was involved in a one-car accident early this morning in South Florida in which he was not cited. We know that he was evaluated at a local hospital and has since been released. Our immediate concern is for the safety and well-being of Jason and his passenger. We have been in contact with Jason and will be getting him further evaluated by our medical staff in the near future.”