A day after practicing with the Giants on a limited basis despite a back injury, guard Shawn Andrews showed up for work and was unable to go, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.
But there’s more to the story. According to a league source, Andrews was in so much pain that he eventually was sent to a local hospital.
It’s unknown how long he stayed or whether he was admitted as a patient.
Andrews has struggled with back problems for years. He fought through his most recent episode, which developed during the November 14 game against the Cowboys, to play in the November 21 loss to his former team, the Eagles.
The injury-riddled Giants host the 6-4 Jaguars on Sunday.