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LG Schwartz headed to N.C. for toe exam

Left guard Geoff Schwartz (dislocated toe) is being sent to see a foot specialist in Charlotte, N.C., to have an MRI and be re-evaluated.

The Giants are hoping he’s only going to miss about a month, including the regular season opener Sept. 8 at Detroit, but fear it might be a season-ending injury. Coach Tom Coughlin is preparing for the possibility.

“We have done various experiments with people at different spots and [Weston] Richburg has been in there,” Coughin said in a conference call Saturday. “John Jerry has been in there now and played substantially (Friday). So we have had the chance to maneuver people around.

“Dallas Reynolds has played guard as well, so we will just continue to operate in that fashion and hopefully there will be no setback and we can hopefully continue.”

Schwartz (6 foot 6, 343 pounds) is in his seventh NFL season, his first with the Giants after signing as a free agent from Kansas City. He was injured late in the second quarter against the Jets while pass blocking.


Wide receiver Marcus Harris confirmed he has an AC shoulder joint injury that will require a 3-to-4-week recovery period (ESPN, Aug. 23).

“Hopefully my camp performance will be enough to keep me around,” Harris told reporter Dan Graziano.

Defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (leg) and cornerback Zack Bowman (triceps) also left Friday’s game with injuries, but Coughlin did not provide details about them.




4 comments
elcondor
elcondor

Eli has to play the first half next game, still not quite there

McGeorge
McGeorge

I'm bummed that Schwatz especially is injured.  I want to see a healthy O-line.  Can't afford some weak links, as that deflates the passing and running game.


The Jets have a good run defense and the Giants looked good.

greekgod
greekgod

Injured players who are on a borderline should be cut. Ryan Nassib should start next week to see how he holds up with first stringers on both sides.

rico
rico

Too bad about Schwartz he seemed like the only blue-chipper other than Pugh.  


Too bad about Kuhn too who does something good when he's in there but gets a new injury every game.