Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole is reporting that New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul could spend the first six games of the season on the non-football injury list after injuring his hand in a fireworks mishap on July 4.

Cole says the Giants believe Pierre-Paul “dodged a bullet” after suffering only skin injuries in the accident but that he is going to need — or already has had — skin grafts on his hand, which could necessitate a lengthy recovery period.

The non-football injury list is similar to the physically unable to perform list, which requires players to miss at least the first six games.

The NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones says team trainer Ronnie Barnes is headed to South Florida for a status update on Tuesday.

On Monday, Ian Rapoport reported that the Giants had taken their $60 million contract offer to Pierre-Paul off the table, meaning he would likely play this season under the franchise tag. But because Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his tender, the team would need to get the league’s approval before putting him on the NFI list.