Shaun Rogers out for season with blood clot in leg

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.