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Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Pierre-Paul had a “cleanup” procedure on Wednesday after dealing with minor knee issues during the season.
Pierre-Paul was crucial in Tampa’s postseason run that culminated with a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. The 32-year-old had two sacks in the Bucs’ 31-26 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
During the regular season, Pierre-Paul recorded 9.5 sacks and started all 16 games. He also set a career high with four forced fumbles.
Pierre-Paul began last season on the reserve/non-football injury list following a May car accident that resulted in him suffering a fractured vertebra in his neck.
After sitting out the Bucs’ first six games, Pierre-Paul returned to practice leading up to a Week 8 game against the Tennessee Titans. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the two-time Pro Bowler would be activated to play in that contest.
Since it doesn’t sound like the surgery was anything serious, Pierre-Paul could be ready to roll by the time Tampa begins offseason activities this summer.