Although the New York Giants won a wild game over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, they also lost quite a bit with offensive lineman David Diehl and running back Ahmad Bradshaw suffering potentially major injuries.
The good news for Diehl, who got caught under a pile of players in the first quarter, is that initial tests confirmed he did not suffer an ACL injury. However, his MRI results have not been made readily available and head coach Tom Coughlin had no further updates after the game. It has been speculated that his injury is of the MCL variety – still possibly a long-term issue.
Bradshaw, meanwhile, left the 41-34 game in the second quarter on Sunday after suffering a neck injury. He was immediately taken for X-Rays, which were negative, but is scheduled to undergo an MRI this afternoon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
In addition to Bradshaw and Diehl, cornerback Michael Coe and wide receiver Domenik Hixon each suffered injuries of their own. Coe had his hamstring tighten up and Hixon was diagnosed with a concussion after taking an illegal hit courtesy of Bucs linebacker Mason Foster. Neither would return to the game.
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot), running back Andre Brown (foot) and fullback Henry Hynoski were also shaken up during the contest and received treatment afterwards.
The Giants will head to Carolina on short rest to take on the Panthers this Thursday.
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