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Curtis Painter will miss the next month after knee surgery

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Now we know why the Giants signed Rusty Smith earlier today, to add to a sizeable stable of backup quarterbacks.

The team just announced that one of the other ones, Curtis Painter, had arthroscopic knee surgery Friday, and would need four weeks to recover.

With Eli Manning still on his way back from ankle surgery, the Giants have Josh Freeman, Ryan Nassib and Smith healthy for OTAs which begin in late May.

Painter missing time could jeopardize his ability to win one of the coveted Eli’s backup jobs, since they can’t possibly keep all of them. The Giants are putting in a new offense,┬áreducing whatever advantage Painter had by being an incumbent.


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22 Responses to “Curtis Painter will miss the next month after knee surgery”
  1. nonetruerthanblue says: Apr 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    Painter’s done

  2. weepingjebus says: Apr 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    Noo! Not C-Paint!

  3. 12444uggg says: Apr 28, 2014 2:32 PM

    Dang, I was going to say “NOOO!” also.

  4. duffer58 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:34 PM

    Giants can not win without him holding clipboard.

  5. gnorules says: Apr 28, 2014 2:40 PM

    Holding that clipboard sure does put a lot of strain on the knees.

  6. ufanforreal says: Apr 28, 2014 2:41 PM

    That clip board can cause knee problems.

  7. tvjules says: Apr 28, 2014 2:41 PM

    Losing him is about as concerning as losing one of their cotton candy vendors.

  8. andrewluck12 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:53 PM

    As a colts fan I have a lot of love for cp7. Thanks for a memorable 2011…

  9. indywilson40 says: Apr 28, 2014 3:14 PM

    Painter belongs in the Colts Ring of Honor. Thanks for delivering Andrew Luck, Curtis.

  10. winstonjed44 says: Apr 28, 2014 3:25 PM

    Haha I mean people are laughing at the Browns looking at Vince Young while Curtis Painter still has a job. I’m not saying Young could start but at least at some point he was a good player, pro bowl qb on a winning team. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a qb look as bad in the preseason as Painter. Good for him though, guy has got it made

  11. metalhead65 says: Apr 28, 2014 3:40 PM

    who knew holding a clipboard could be so hazardous to your health? this is the same guy who got injured holding a clipboard for the colts and now he injurers his knee doing the same thing for the giants? well at least he gets a nice check for carrying that heavy thing.

  12. micknangold says: Apr 28, 2014 3:48 PM

    Coveted? He never misses games. I guess it’s coveted if you don’t want to play.

  13. dspyank2k11 says: Apr 28, 2014 3:55 PM

    Wasnt this guy in the original Diehard movie?

  14. cguy7 says: Apr 28, 2014 3:58 PM

    At least I know he’s still in the league…

  15. justintuckrule says: Apr 28, 2014 4:24 PM

    The clipboard was nothing but a James Bond, super spy, video recording instrument. C-Paint (ha) recorded EVERYTHING which explains how he’d held a QB job for so long.

  16. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Apr 28, 2014 4:56 PM

    This guy’s career was over in college. (I know… I saw him play at Purdue several times.) Seems no one has had the heart to tell him, though.

  17. aceakking says: Apr 28, 2014 5:30 PM

    That’s too bad for Curtis Painter because he was really good at tanking the 2011 season.

  18. aceakking says: Apr 28, 2014 5:30 PM

    That’s too bad for Curtis Painter because he idid a good job at taking the 2011 season.

  19. lic112014 says: Apr 28, 2014 5:36 PM

    Josh Freeman is looking better and better.Like I said he’s better than Painter anyway.

  20. soupkan says: Apr 28, 2014 5:54 PM

    Aahh hahahaha Curtis painter’…’lol hahaha

  21. spedman24 says: Apr 28, 2014 9:37 PM

    Looks like the NYG were playing a little rough at OTAs, NFL should investigate, but won’t.

  22. nygmann says: Apr 29, 2014 8:00 AM

    How in the world did Curtis Painter get hurt?! He never played!!!!

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