(NEWSER) – NFL fans probably knew that Giants star Jason Pierre-Paul injured his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident. But ESPN reports that it's way more serious than anyone imagined: Doctors amputated his right index finger, according to a tweeted image of medical records by Adam Schefter.

This might explain why details have been so scarce, and why team officials who visited the hospital left Miami without being allowed to see Pierre-Paul in person, reports the New York Post.

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