It was just 10 days ago when New York Giants offensive lineman and first-round draft pick Justin Pugh was sidelined indefinitely due to suffering a concussion in practice. During those 10 days, it cost Pugh a lot of practice time and the team's first preseason game at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On Sunday night, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post had reported that Pugh has passed all of the necessary concussion tests and has been cleared to participate in practice starting on Monday.
The Giants are anxious to get Pugh back into practice and have him competing with David Diehl for the starting right tackle job, a spot in which Diehl has had a pretty good grasp on early on this summer due to both Pugh and James Brewer's injuries in camp.
Last week, both Brewer and running back Ryan Torain also suffered concussions during practice and were unable to compete in the Giants 18-13 victory over the Steelers on Saturday night.
Schwartz also mentioned that Brewer and Torain are getting closer to returning to practice for the Giants, which is more good news as the team is starting to get their injured players from early on in camp back onto the field.
The Giants next preseason game will be on Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts.
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