Shaun Rogers out for season with blood clot in leg


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.

14 responses to “Shaun Rogers out for season with blood clot in leg

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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