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Brian Witherspoon injures ACL again at Giants practice


The good news for the defending Super Bowl champions is that the lead up to the 2012 season looks a lot like the lead up to the 2011 season.

The bad news is that means players are going down with ACL injuries during practice. The Giants lost Terrell Thomas, Jonathan Goff and Brian Witherspoon to torn ACLS in training camp last year and Witherspoon didn’t wait that long before hurting himself again this season.

Witherspoon had to be carted off the field during the first Organized Team Activity of the year. According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, coach Tom Coughlin said that the initial indications are that he tore the same ACL.

If the early indications are correct, it will almost surely mean another lost season for Witherspoon and another long period of rehab. It’s a terrible break for Witherspoon, who was hoping to land a reserve cornerback/special teams role with the team. The timing is better from the Giants’ point of view as they have time to find other options.

Just to be on the safe side, they might consider taking it easy with Thomas in case this isn’t the only way history plans on repeating itself.

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13 Responses to “Brian Witherspoon injures ACL again at Giants practice”
  1. percell1 says: May 23, 2012 2:06 PM


  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 23, 2012 2:18 PM

    Organized Team Attacks.

  3. andyreidcarboload says: May 23, 2012 2:31 PM

    Met Brian at an event once, super nice guy and very humble. Keep your head up speedy.

  4. mike bonserio says: May 23, 2012 2:31 PM

    that sucks. would of liked to see what he can do on special teams for us.

  5. rabidbillsfan says: May 23, 2012 2:32 PM

    Dang, shoulda had his knee pads on….

  6. jakek2 says: May 23, 2012 2:58 PM

    Its about time that the NFL get rid of these dopey OTAs.

  7. CKL says: May 23, 2012 3:08 PM

    Obviously I’m far from a NYG fan but that stinks. I hate seeing injuries especially to guys who worked so hard to get back from one…then mess the same thing up again…in OTAs. Poor guy. 😦

  8. cobrala2 says: May 23, 2012 3:31 PM

    Same ACL twice? If the 2nd injury isn’t on the Orthopaedic surgeon, then you have to question if this guy will ever step foot on a field again in the NFL.

  9. cowboyhater says: May 23, 2012 3:35 PM

    Maybe that extra cap space money that Mara gained will be enough to find a replacement.

  10. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 23, 2012 4:13 PM

    Ugh… it’s starting already. And Molden could be hurt as well. No report yet.

    This Cowboy or Redskin fan above me is a joke.

  11. kingcarlbanks says: May 23, 2012 4:26 PM


    that is by far one of the classiest things ive read from an Eagles fan on this site. I tip my cap to you sir and join you in wishing this kid best of luck in rehab and making his way back next year. on a side note, It is indeed your Eagles who suck, now bow down, and kiss the ring, batch!

  12. electionconfidential says: May 23, 2012 4:35 PM

    The Giants need to do a better job with this… Maybe they can’t help it, but damn. I just want to see them do well.

  13. talraen says: May 23, 2012 5:20 PM

    Eh, it worked out in the end last year

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