Nick Gates carted off with gruesome lower leg fracture

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Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates played all 61 offensive snaps at center last week. This week, he moved to left guard with an injury to Shane Lemieux and the recent addition of center Billy Price from the Bengals.

Gates, though, was injured on the team’s 12th offensive play Thursday night.

He was carted off with a gruesome leg injury after Jonathan Allen overpowered Gates and threw him down as Daron Payne inadvertently rolled up on Gates.

It was obvious from Gates’ reaction it was a serious injury, and the Giants announced he has a lower leg fracture.

Medical personnel placed an air cast on Gates’ left lower leg before he was placed on a cart and taken to the training room. His teammates wished him well before he departed, and he raised a peace sign to acknowledge the crowd’s applause and flashed a brief smile.

Ben Bredeson replaced Gates, a captain, at left guard. The Giants traded for Bredeson on Aug. 31, a day after they dealt for Price.

10 responses to “Nick Gates carted off with gruesome lower leg fracture

  1. I’ll take your word for the gruesome part. They never showed a replay. Are we too soft to see a broken leg now? They played Theisman’s break over and over 30 years ago.

  2. hazydavey says:
    September 16, 2021 at 9:20 pm
    I’ll take your word for the gruesome part. They never showed a replay. Are we too soft to see a broken leg now? They played Theisman’s break over and over 30 years ago.

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    Think of the children man.

  3. I can see both sides of whether or not the replay should be shown. maybe im just getting up there but when I heard my wife say oooooh that looks like its bad, I didn’t want to see a replay.

  4. I’m glad they didn’t show it. Why would anybody need to see a leg fracture, especially if it’s bad? Good job by the network to not show it.

  5. If you watched it in slow motion, it looks like someone landed on his lower leg and it twisted in direction it wasn’t supposed to go. Very similar to Dak Prescott’s injury. It was pretty bad.

  6. hazydavey says:
    September 16, 2021 at 9:20 pm
    I’ll take your word for the gruesome part. They never showed a replay. Are we too soft to see a broken leg now? They played Theisman’s break over and over 30 years ago.


    and within 5 minutes video was all over the internet- I know because I watched it.

    that doesn’t mean everyone watching the game should have it shown to them.

    it’s not the 1980’s- we have the tools so that anyone who wants to can see it.

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