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The Giants close their training camp in Albany today waking up to the news that one of their deepest units, their defensive line, has taken several hits.

In a statement released by the team this morning, the Giants confirmed that defensive tackles Shaun Rogers (calf) and Martin Parker (back) and defensive end Justin Trattou (ankle/heel) were examined by team physician Dr. Russell Warren at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Monday.

Rogers, who was also seen by vascular surgeon Dr. John Karwowaki, is being treated for a blood clot in his lower leg.

Parker was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back that will need surgery. He will miss his second straight season with an injury.

Trattou, also seen by foot and ankle specialist Dr. David Levine, is still experiencing issues with his heel and is not expected back on the field for several weeks.

Finally, defensive tackle Marvin Austin is being examined today at Hospital for Special Surgery for a back issue. Austin missed his rookie season last year with a torn pectoral.

The afore-mentioned players join defensive tackle Chris Canty, who remains on PUP as he rehabs from knee surgery, on the sideline. There has been no word about when Canty might return to action.

 

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Sounded more serious from ProFootballTalk:

Giants Suddenly Thin on the Defensive Line

 

One of the foundations of the Giants success in recent years has been the depth of their defensive line.

 

That depth took a serious hit Tuesday morning, as they four of their defensive linemen are dealing with a variety of health issues, per Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

 

Veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers is being treated for a blood clot in his leg, and second-year man Marvin Austin has been sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery for an unspecified back issue. Austin missed his entire rookie season with a torn pectoral muscle, and after being suspended his final year at North Carolina, he’s been off the field for nearly three years.

 

Also, backup defensive tackle Martin Parker has a herniated disc that will require surgery, and backup defensive end Justin Trattou has a heel problem that will keep him out a few more weeks.

 

With defensive end Chris Canty still on the PUP list, and tackle Rocky Bernard just back after missing the preseason opener with a knee issue, the Giants are suddenly thin, and relying on a bunch of unknowns.

 

 

Note to PFT - Canty is a DT!

 

Anyway, I think we can pencil in Dwayne Hendricks on the roster. Thank heavens he showed up out of nowhere.

 

The blood clot in Rogers leg doesn't sound good.

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Troubling news. You have to think with Rogers, this is it for him. He needs treatment and rest, and that's just to make sure nothing tragic happens. He's out of the conversation now, for who makes this team.

 

Austin is troubling. I read he was a full participant in practice yesterday, and didn't come off early, so hopefully this is just some tightness or something else minor. Kind of freaked me out though, that he had to go to the Hospital for Special Surgery to get it looked at. Maybe they are just being overly cautious with him, though. He is one of those guys that can be such a difference maker for us and I was really hoping we'd see him week 1 harassing Tony Romo. Maybe we still will, just have to wait and see what's going on with that.

 

Hendricks is looking more and more like a sure thing for the final 53, and this is an opportunity for Kuhn as well. Canty probably isn't going to be ready... so hopefully nothing major with Austin, and we'll definitely see a ton of Hendricks against the Jets.

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Guest Mike Longo

What's a Giants season without plenty of injuries right?

 

I always feel like we get a lot of injuries, but we get them in 1 specific position.

 

Either it's the CB position, or the WR position, it just happens to be that we get hit hard on one specific one every year.

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What's a Giants season without plenty of injuries right?

 

I always feel like we get a lot of injuries, but we get them in 1 specific position.

 

Either it's the CB position, or the WR position, it just happens to be that we get hit hard on one specific one every year.

 

Very true.....but Coughlin has spent every year reinforcing the D-line and we still have a healthy JPP, Osi, Tuck, for DE's and a couple of hardnosed vets for the DT position as well as a couple of promising youngsters. I am not worried. I'd be far more worried if Webster went down, or half the O-line..... and if Eli ever went down, I'd assume we would be damn lucky to win 5 or 6 games.

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Agree with the above post.

 

I just really hope Austin is ok, he can't miss any more football. It's already been 2 years since he's played. Best of luck and a full recovery to Rogers, he won't be on the team it's sad.

 

Hendricks looks capable. Bernard is serviceable. Joseph is a stud, Kuhn Looks stout and strong for a rookie.

 

In not too worried. Tracy also flashes a poor mans Osi game out there in limited time against scrubs.

 

We will be fine, my only concern is Austin even though I thought Rogers could be a beast.

 

 

Interesting quotes from Bennet, Paysinger, Joseph and others regarding sleeping on twin dorm room mattresses. They all had big concerns about the shitty mattresses and how big of men they are.

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Hey...as long as they are able to stay at 500 through the end of November.... , and everyone comesback healthy for December....I'm good with that.

 

C. Wagon.

Honestly, I want complete dominance this year. And I expect dominance like 2008 all over minus the plax incident, and trade the crazy run game for an explosive pass O and upgrade the D with speed Nd ballers.

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Guest Mike Longo

Very true.....but Coughlin has spent every year reinforcing the D-line and we still have a healthy JPP, Osi, Tuck, for DE's and a couple of hardnosed vets for the DT position as well as a couple of promising youngsters. I am not worried. I'd be far more worried if Webster went down, or half the O-line..... and if Eli ever went down, I'd assume we would be damn lucky to win 5 or 6 games.

 

Oh of course. I'm glad we reinforced that D-line a lot. Going down with the o-line would be horrifying.

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Honestly, I want complete dominance this year. And I expect dominance like 2008 all over minus the plax incident, and trade the crazy run game for an explosive pass O and upgrade the D with speed Nd ballers.

 

Man, I'm not sure we can have that anymore.. not with lots of things that can happen especially injuries. I sure don't want another 9-7 season because the chances of making the playoffs are very slim. And expect some growing pains with Wilson being eased in.

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Coughlin confirms DT Shaun Rogers is done for the season with a blood clot. Feels bad because Rogers showed commitment, lost 50 lbs

 

That's truly a shame. I would say he's more than likely done in the NFL for life, not just a season.

 

Truth is, there will be a lot of veteran DT's cut when roster has to get down to 53. I'm sure there's a serviceable DT in that group that has a year left on his treads. Between that and the kiddie corps coming up....we should be fine. A damn shame about Rogers, but the Giants must go on and kick some Philly and Cowboy ass. No time to mourn.

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Shame for Rogers he's had a very nice career. Atleast he lost some weight that can't be a bad thing for him football or not. Hope he recovers fully. Austin is worrisome. He needs reps so I guess we just have to wait and see. It's just next man up for the time being.

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Martin Parker has a herniated disc that will require surgery, his season is also done.

 

So we're down to Linval Joseph, Rocky Bernard, Dwayne Hendricks, and Markus Kuhn as far as still healthy enough to practice.

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"Giants picked up 2 DT's to fill in until Canty and Austin are back in business.....unless of course, one of them are so good they somehow make the team.

 

From the NYPost:

 

"They come and they go, that’s the current state of the defensive tackle with the Giants.

 

They signed two new ones, Oren Wilson and Carlton Powell, to replace two tackles who sustained injuries this week that will force them to miss the entire 2012 season.

 

Wilson was signed on Wednesday and takes the place of Martin Parker, who was waived/injured and will have surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. On Tuesday, Powell came aboard when news came down that veteran Shaun Rogers will miss the season with a blood clot in his lower leg. Both Wilson and Powell are expected to be in uniform for Saturday night’s preseason game against the Jets.

 

Wilson is 6-foot-1, 305 pounds and was not drafted out of Akron. He started his college career at Michigan State and made 26 starts for the Spartans from 2007 to 2009. He also was sentenced to 21 days in jail for his involvement in a fraternity party assault. Wilson played in three bowl games for Michigan State, sat out the 2010 as he transferred and played in all 12 games this past season for Akron, a school that also brought the Giants Chase Blackburn and Domenik Hixon.

 

Powell (6-3, 310) is entering his fifth NFL season and coming to his fifth NFL team, although he’s played sparingly. He was originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Broncos out of Virginia Tech. Powell last season played 38 snaps in the Falcons’ first four games.

 

In addition to the season-ending injuries to Rogers and Parker, the Giants at defensive tackle are waiting for Chris Canty to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list. Also, Marvin Austin is dealing with a back issue of unknown severity, furthering the need for defensive tackle reinforcements for at least the next few weeks".
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