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Shaun Rogers out for season with blood clot in leg

Connor Barth,  Shaun Rogers AP

We mentioned earlier the rash of injuries the Giants are dealing with on the defensive line.

One of them has already been confirmed to be a big one.

Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers will be out for the season after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg, per Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin expressed regret, saying Rogers had lost 50 pounds to get himself in shape for camp.

They’re still waiting to hear word on defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who was sent back to New York early to get his back checked.

Rogers, a 12-year veteran, was kicked in the leg in Friday’s preseason game, and was sent to see specialists including a vascular surgeon.

The Giants lost offensive lineman Stacy Andrews to a blood clot last year as well.

The Giants are going to be in the market for defensive tackle help soon, and what was once a strength is getting thinner by the minute.

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14 Responses to “Shaun Rogers out for season with blood clot in leg”
  1. bspurloc says: Aug 14, 2012 5:06 PM

    same as last year….

    but the pats lost.

  2. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 14, 2012 5:17 PM

    Horrible injury for both player and team. When you lose your starting run-stopper, you don’t replace them.

  3. millerhour says: Aug 14, 2012 5:18 PM

    Huge loss for the Giants. Will be that much harder to repeat their Superbowl season.

  4. nygmenruleny says: Aug 14, 2012 5:19 PM

    That is just a shame. He had really worked his but off and was playing well from all I have read/heard/seen. Probably the end of a career here.

  5. macwomack says: Aug 14, 2012 5:23 PM

    The Giants fans have one more excuse at the ready for when they get swept by the Redskins… again.

  6. valman61 says: Aug 14, 2012 5:53 PM

    Johnnyjagfan

    He wasn’t our starter. Canty and Linval Joseph are the starters. Still a bad injury for him and I wish him well. Giants should be fine without him though.

  7. iwantrudytodressforme says: Aug 14, 2012 6:15 PM

    Ok, this might be a dumb question but why is that a season long injury? Can’t they beak the clot up and send him back to work?

  8. jimmylions says: Aug 14, 2012 6:27 PM

    This is a sad.

    It sounds like Shaun was finally making an effort to be the player everyone thought he should be, and now this setback. And it’s a pretty serious injury.

    Lions fans loved Shaun Rogers, when he felt like playing hard. Unfortunately his inability to play every down (lack of conditioning/work ethic) cost us games. In the end we were happy to see him leave.

    I love it when a guy like that finally turns himself around, and this isn’t the ending to his career that I would have wished for him.

  9. dropkickbanana says: Aug 14, 2012 8:44 PM

    Damn, Feel bad for the guy. Hope he has a speedy recovery. Wish him the best, and hope he’s back soon doing what he loves.

  10. 2ndaryinsanity says: Aug 14, 2012 9:10 PM

    iwantrudy…you’re right, that was a dumb question! Beat the clot out? Really???? The reason it’s a season ending injury is because blood clots are deadly serious. A blood clot in the leg can travel to the heart or lungs. A person can DIE from this.

  11. matzahballz says: Aug 14, 2012 9:37 PM

    Lions need to trade Sammie lee hill or Corey Williams to NY for a cb or S.

  12. zaggs says: Aug 14, 2012 11:35 PM

    Um, yeah. Rogers was not a starter. Last year the starters were Bernard and Canty. Linval Joseph was the backup so he is the starter while Canty is out. That still leaves the Giants with: Joseph, Bernard, Tuck and JP-mothertruckin-P as starters. So worse comes to worse they use Osi in a tackle spot. That will surely make it easier on the opposing offense.

  13. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 14, 2012 11:47 PM

    A blood clot?

    RUB SOME DIRT ON IT.

    Jim Brown

  14. daysend564 says: Aug 15, 2012 11:24 AM

    If beds are killing all their backs, what is causing this?

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