The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 23-21 in the team’s first preseason game of 2022. Head coach Brian Daboll nabbed his first preseason victory. But along the way, the Giants suffered injuries.
Projected starting left guard Shane Lemieux sustained a toe injury during the first quarter and was ruled out. Rookie guard Josh Ezeudu came to fill in at left guard.
Offensive lineman Jamil Douglas was also ruled out due to an ankle injury. Then, rookie cornerback Cor’Dale Flott suffered a groin injury in the fourth quarter and didn’t return.
The offensive line has been hit with injuries galore.
Rookie lineman Marcus McKethan was placed on the reserve/injured list and will miss the 2022 NFL season after suffering a torn ACL during the team’s Fan Fest scrimmage last Friday night at MetLife Stadium. New York also lost Matt Gono, who is expected to retire due to a neck injury that he started experiencing last week.
For Lemieux, it’ll be important to keep an eye on the status of the projected starter.
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