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New York Giants’ Sean Locklear Out for Season After Suffering Knee Injury Against Redskins

December 4th, 2012 at 11:55 AM
By Dan Benton

It will come as no surprise to anyone who saw the injury (brace yourself if you haven't), but Mike Garafolo of USA Today is reporting that New York Giants offensive lineman Sean Locklear will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a very serious knee injury during a 17-16 loss to the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

The source told USA Today that at the very least it's a "very serious knee sprain," but in all likelihood, Locklear tore his ACL and possibly more than that.

"It's always tough to lose one of your brothers. He's been a great guy for us, a great asset for our football team. It's awful," teammate David Diehl said.

Diehl, who was the starting right tackle when the season began, will now re-assume that role.

"I'm definitely healthy enough," said Diehl. "Sean deserved to start. I didn't practice fully until Friday because of my injury from the last game. But I'm definitely ready to go."

Despite mixed expectations, Locklear revitalized his career with several strong performances this season. He gave the Giants everything he had and more. Hopefully the brutal nature of his injury is not career-threatening and he'll be able to return to the NFL next year if he so desires.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon


Tags: David Diehl, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Sean Locklear, Washington, Washington Redskins

52 Responses to “New York Giants’ Sean Locklear Out for Season After Suffering Knee Injury Against Redskins”

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  1.  Levito says:

    sorry to hear about Locklear. This is a big injury for this O line. He didn’t have a great night last night, but he’s been pretty solid overall and a major improvement over Diehl.


    Levito says:
    December 4, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    I still don’t get this team at all. This is not the same team that absolutely trashed the Packers. Granted the Packers can’t run like Washington can and the defense was able to tee off on Rodgers, but still, they looked very different only a week apart. The 49ers CAN run the ball well and the Giants trashed them too. But then they get pushed around by Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Washington.

    This team does seem to do their best when nobody believes in them and they are backed up against the wall. Unfortunately, that won’t work all the time. Eventually it’ll backfire on you, and the Giants really have no margin for error. Maybe they’ll show up like last year and close out strong. Or maybe they’ll fade out like 2009.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      For the most part the back against the wall thing has worked. That’s just how our group of players play. I would love if it was different but it’s not. The good thing is with the tie breaker situation not in our favor and not playing Was or Dal again we basically are in that situation now in regards to the division.

      2009 I think we just were injured and didn’t field a team capable of winning down the stretch. In 2010 were up 21 with 8 minutes left – we were that close to it working then.

      Losing Lockear hurts and we have some other players like Nicks banged up. But I think we haven’t loss a core player and are still in position to make a run.

  2.  GOAT56 says:


    GOAT56 says:
    December 4, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    Frustration is expected. But I would think after last year fans would have a little more confidence in this team being able to turn it around. We looked way worse at times last year than we have this year save for the Bengal loss. I see the team as not being far away. Plus being at the game and living in the DC area I understand how much that game meant to the redskins. There is an energy in the stands right now that there hasn’t in a long long time. So considering that while the loss was extremely disapointing it’s not in my view as bad as some are making it in regards to our ability to repeat. It did hurt our playoff and division hopes a lot. But to me that’s different than having the ability win games in the playoffs.

  3.  Nosh.0 says:

    Just frustrated with this teams usual script. First 8 games: 6-2. Since then 1-3.

    Now if this movie ends with a SB then it’s an oscar winning script. If it ends with us not making the playoffs like 2009-2010 then it’s a box office flop.

    I’ll give this team credit though, by continually changing the ending it does add some suspense to the film. You really have no idea what will happen.

    But you must admit this story arc is getting a bit tiring.

  4.  Jackhajb says:


    There is one facet of this team that I think holds us up more than any other…

    Red Zone TDs

    We don’t score touchdowns in the redzone, if this team actually scored touchdowns our entire season would be different.Lawrence Tynes leads the league in field goal attempts.

    Gilbride/Eli have always had trouble scoring in the redzone but this season it has really gotten out of control. An elite qb scores TDs. An elite O coordinator’s team scores TDs in the redzone

    All the other mistakes in this game would not have been so magnified if when we moved down the field we actually came up with 7. We needed to force RG3 into having to pass, you don’t do that scoring 3 field goals and missing another. You do that by getting TDs.

    They need to spend 90% of practice on redzone plays. AWFUL.

    •  kinsho says:

      Yeah, it’s odd that we’re terrible at red zone production. We should spend a fair chunk of time in practice learning how to be more effective in the red zone. One suggestion I would make is to rely more on screen passes out to Bradshaw or even Wilson.

  5.  njm0m says:

    You had to know as soon as he went down it was really bad. I feel awful for the guy. Not only because he has really helped the line, but you hate to see one of your own go down.

    The line is going to have to step up and the receivers need to get on the same page as Eli if they have any chance of making into the playoffs never mind the SB. The mistakes that are being made are just inexcusable at this stage of the game.

    One could seriously make the argument that the Redskins didn’t win yesterday so much as the Giants lost. They held them to 17 points and had they scored TD’s in the redzone rather then field goals we are all singing a different song this morning.

  6.  kinsho says:

    Not enough people are focusing on this loss here. This is a HUGE loss. Losing Locklear means Diehl is forced back into the line-up as a tackle. Eli now loses the luxury of being able to wait in the pocket while routes develop. Our receivers now need to compensate big time here by getting free quickly.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      I don’t think it was a huge loss because it’s clear that when healthy Diehl was going to start. But it kills our depth. Another injury and we are in deep trouble at tackle. But the group right now was going to start anyways so in my view we just lost a really good backup and extra TE.

    •  kinsho says:

      Also, at this point, our offensive line is put in a delicate spot. We can’t afford any more injuries. Diehl was always our one and only reserve guy in case somebody was injured. Now who do we have behind Diehl in case somebody else gets injured? Cordle? Lord help us…

  7.  GOAT56 says:

    At his age this could be it for Lockear. It’s unfortunate but that’s how it goes sometimes.

  8.  LUZZ says:

    Tuck was the worst player on our defense last night. I watched him plenty and he was getting reached on a consistent basis by the redskins RT. It was one of the worst games he’s ever had. I’m not sure what his contract situation is, but if I were JR I would NOT pay him anything better than JAG money on his next contract. Our DTs are still above average players, but it was clear last night they had not been coached on how to play gap assignment against this type of offense.

    •  kinsho says:

      The rest of the defensive line wasn’t much better. The fumble play that ended up being a touchdown somehow by god’s grace was thanks to JPP biting hard on play-action.

  9.  LUZZ says:

    To be honest, i give JPP, and the DTs a bit of a pass for biting on fakes and not controlling gaps. This is something they almost never see in practice. Tuck on the other hand was getting straight up reach blocked by the RT while lined up as a 5 technique. The hardest block for a an OL to make is to reach block a defender lined up with outside leverage, and that is what i saw happening to Tuck on several plays last night.

    don’t get me wrong, watching our DL so puzzled by the ball faking made me mad as well, but I blame most of that on our DC. The whole line played like they weren’t ready for it or hadn’t seen it. But what i saw out of Tuck was a whole different level of bad. he was getting dominated 1 on 1 by the RT. He really needed to be removed from the game in the 2nd half, that’s how bad it was IMO.

    •  Giants.knicks11 says:

      When a fxxking FULLBACK is blocking an “all-pro” DE, you know your career is reaching the end =/

  10.  Giants.knicks11 says:

    RIP Locklear, you were so underrated in the eyes of the coaches… Mr. Diehl, please get on a cycle of juice ASAP.

    Osi and Tuck are done, I can’t wait for their salaries to be off the books. It’s time to build around JPP, Kiwi, Canty and Linval. Same goes for Boley and Rivers,PLEASE JR, FIND US A DE, RT AND LB THIS OFFSEASON. We need some new voices on defense, our “captain’s” career is all but coming to and end…

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