Painter has arthroscopic knee surgery

Backup quarterback Curtis Painter had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday.

Recovery time is expected to be four weeks, the team said.

On Monday, the Giants signed QB Rusty Smith. The team now has five quarterbacks on the roster, including Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib and Josh Freeman.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Painter’s injury left the Giants with only two QBs for minicamp, hence the signing of Smith. This is why I usually wait for the Giants to chime in before I start letting my mind wander…



7 comments
greekgod
greekgod

what time does the draft start on May 8?

jaymanjay
jaymanjay

Would be interesting if the giants say traded Nassib for a 5 round pick maybe and then used the pick to select Logan Thomas a Very athletic strong armed Qb who needs some time to develop but could be dynamic. Much higher ceiling than Nassib.

rico
rico

@jaymanjay  err I'd endorse trading Nassib for a 3rd or multiple later picks but I wouldn't be taking a QB. Too many glaring other needs to be addressed.

greekgod
greekgod

@rico @jaymanjay  The only glaring need is to keep Eli standing up at each and every throw. Eli needs 5-7 seconds to throw the ball to his receiver ...

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@rico @jaymanjay If the Giants get a 3rd for Nassib, whoever the GM is the trade with should be fired.  Why would any GM trade a 3rd round pick for a QB that was drafted in the 4th the year before, and has yet to dress for an NFL game, let a lone even attempt a pass?


Veteran QBs with years NFL experience can't even net a team a pick in the 1st 4 rounds of the draft.