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Jason Pierre-Paul sends tribute to Hailey Dawson on Instagram

Yong Dawson, left, gives her daughter Hailey Dawson,

Yong Dawson, left, gives her daughter Hailey Dawson, 5, a fist bump before Hailey throws the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Hailey was born with Poland Syndrome. Engineering students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas created the "Flexy Hand 2" that she wore to throw the ball. Photo Credit: TNS / Lloyd Fox

The latest smoke signal to come from Jason Pierre-Paul's camp was in the form of an Instagram tribute to a young girl with a robotic right hand.

Hailey Dawson, from Las Vegas, has Poland Syndrome and her right hand never developed. On Monday, she threw out the first pitch at an Orioles game using the robotic hand she wears.

"5-year-old Orioles fan with Poland Syndrome S/O to Hailey Dawson throws out first pitch using her robotic hand," Pierre-Paul wrote late Monday night along with the picture of the girl holding the baseball in her prosthetic. "Anything is possible if you just believe in the man above. #Blessing #Hero"

Pierre-Paul has not reported to the Giants since he injured his right hand in a fireworks mishap on July 4. The Giants still are not sure about the extent of his injuries, but reports are that he had his right index finger amputated and suffered a broken thumb along with burns that required skin grafts.

Pierre-Paul was expected to sign his franchise tag tender this summer, but he has yet to do so and is technically a free agent. He's told management and Tom Coughlin that he'll return to the team when he thinks he can play. Initial estimates for his recovery were about six weeks, which is where we are now.

The only other posting from Pierre-Paul since the accident was a photo of his son that he also posted on Instagram last week.


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