Rolle, Webster escaped serious injuries


The only thing wrong with the Giants 36-7 win over the Panthers last night was they added a few injuries to the pile.

But the defensive backs they can ill afford to lose don’t seem to be long-term problems.

Cornerback Corey Webster suffered a broken bone in his right hand, but returned to the field with a large black cast.

I came back in the game and finished playing,” Webster said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “It’s probably going to be a little tough to catch. But we’re going to do our best.”

Webster said he didn’t think the injury happened during his early scrum with Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, and was encouraged he could still play bump and run.

“It’s a little heavier now,” Webster said of his hand, “so I got a little more thump in it.”

Rolle cut his left knee hurdling a camera late in the game, but said afterward he needed to “toughen up.”

“A bad bruise on the knee, that’s all I got right now,” Rolle said. “If I got taken out by a camera. I’m not too happy about that.”

The Giants also had some hamstring issues, with linebacker Keith Rivers leaving the game and not returning and cornerback Jayron Hosley hobbling off as well.