Yeah, it has to be the mattresses.
Giants defensive tackle Marvin Austin told reporters he had just “a little backache,” but coach Tom Coughlin didn’t necessarily agree with that diagnosis.
The Giants are sending the second-year defensive tackle for more tests, and he won’t play Saturday night against the Jets. The rest of the preseason’s still in doubt.
Coughlin said he couldn’t rule out a structural problem, up to a disc issue.
“I don’t know,” Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “They’re doing more tests. He said he felt pretty good today. A lot of the early symptoms were no longer there. We’re hoping that within a reasonable amount of time he can come back and play.”
The Giants have had a ridiculous concentration of injuries on the defensive line this camp. Shaun Rogers (blood clot) and Martin Parker (back) are already out for the season, and starter Chris Canty (knee) has yet to practice as he’s still on the physically unable to perform list.
That’s had them bringing in defensive tackles in bulk, including former Bronco Marcus Thomas. It also means that’s likely to continue for a few weeks, until Canty comes back or they get settled into their own comfortable beds at home.