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Back Surgery for Giants Pierre-Paul

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul should be ready for the start of the season after having surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back on Tuesday.

In calling the operation successful, the team announced the prognosis for the two-time Pro Bowl selection’s recovery as being about 12 weeks. That means Pierre-Paul is expected to miss all of training camp and most of the preseason, but should be ready for the Giants’ regular-season opener against Dallas on Sept. 8.

“I’m going to do everything the doctors tell me to do during my rehab so I can be back playing the game I love at a high level as quickly as possible,” Pierre-Paul said in a statement released by the team. “This procedure is going to get my fully healthy, and there should be no more pain.”

Selected in the first round of the 2010 draft, Pierre-Paul has 271/2 sacks in 48 games.

He had been bothered by the nagging back problem last season. The decision to have surgery was made over the past week, after the player was examined by several doctors, including Robert Watkins, who performed the operation at a hospital in Marina Del Rey, Calif.

Giants senior vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes said the team expects a full and complete recovery.

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