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New York Giants FB Henry Hynoski Carted Off Field During First OTA Practice

May 22nd, 2013 at 11:30 AM
By Dan Benton

It took only two plays into the team portion of practice on the first day of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) for the New York Giants to suffer what could, potentially, be a crushing injury as fullback Henry Hynoski was carted off the field.

Although the drills are non-contact, the Giants are out on a wet field this morning, with light rain falling off and on. However, it isn't immediately clear how Hynoski suffered his injury, what type of injury it is or how severe. But, whenever someone is carted off, it's never a good sign.

In addition to Hynoski's injury, WR Hakeem Nicks, CB Terrell Thomas, C David Baas, RG Chris Snee and DT Markus Kuhn all also appeared to be sitting out.

With Snee out, David Diehl opened at right tackle with James Brewer moving inside to right guard.

The thick irony of this entire situation is that each team has one priority goal in mind when OTAs start: Get in and out with no injuries. Unfortunately, the Giants couldn't get through two plays.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon


Tags: Football, Henry Hynoski, New York, New York Giants, NFL

8 Responses to “New York Giants FB Henry Hynoski Carted Off Field During First OTA Practice”

  1.  GOAT56 says:

    Pascoe would become our FB and probably more 2 TE sets. I hope Hynoski is ok because we definitely lose something but he’s not a season altering player.

  2.  Chad Eldred says:


    I really don’t understand the derision directed towards Tuck for consulting with Tony Robbins. Pro athletes consulting with psychologists, motivation experts etc, is common practice and goes on all the time. Robbins has had a relationship for many years with Pat Riley and has worked with Greg Norman and Serena Williams as well. Mike Smith has had author Jon Gordon address the Falcons and incorporates the lessons of his work into his coaching. These are just a few of many examples. This is not out of the mainstream or unorthodox in any way, shape or form.

    •  GOAT56 says:


      But we seem to be the only ones. It’s like if you had lingering knee problem then wouldn’t you try something different, even out the box? The key is addressing whatever issue you have whether it’s physical or mental. It’s like going to a sports physiologist. Mental is a much bigger part of sports than some realize.

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    Mark Herzlich – not Dan Connor – lines up at MLB

    During the first day of OTAs Wednesday, it was Mark Herzlich who lined up as the Giants middle linebacker.

    It comes as a bit of a surprise as the team signed veteran free agent Dan Connor to compete — and many believe — take the job after Michael Boley was released and the team opted not to re-sign Chase Blackburn.

    In related linebacking news, Herzlich was flanked by Spencer Paysinger and Keith Rivers, not Jacquian Williams.

    The linebacking corps is one the many storylines as the Giants return to the field today and tomorrow.

    •  purorock says:

      That’s not a surprise. Herzlich has been there longer, knows the system and Conner, as is done through Giants tradition, will have to earn his spot. It’s COMPLETELY plausible the Giants want to see their ‘incumbent’ perform before they just hand the job to a newbie who doesn’t know the defense.

  4.  CT GIANT says:

    Personally, I don’t like Tuck, period. BUT, I don’t question his desire to get the help only he knows, or thinks he needs, in fact I applaud his efforts to do so!
    His mouth should be shut, and his concentration on “doing better” will be saying all he needs to say, as players, media, etc. always see the effort and plays as he moves forward.
    OTA’s relative to young guys imo, is much more important then putting your starters who might not be physically ready yet, out there this early.
    What happened to Henry and that freaking field, should be in question, happens every year?

    •  Chad Eldred says:

      That’s a fair characterization of the Tuck situation. I totally understand the fact that people are down on him. Many, myself included, had hoped that he would fill the role of Strahan after he retired. I never expected Strahan’s career to be replicated by Tuck, but I thought he would be more of a pillar of the team than he has proven to be. That’s a significant distinction from criticizing the fact that he is trying to improve himself.

      •  purorock says:

        Yeah, it doesn’t rub me in any way. It’s just words… he’s asked questions, he answers. Good for him for trying to improve himself… but it doesn’t apply to football yet. Show me on the field… that would rub me right or wrong. Look, the guy helped us win 2 Super Bowls, how can you not like or respect his play?

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