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New York Giants’ Justin Pugh Cleared After Passing Concussion Tests; Will Return on Monday

August 12th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Doug Rush

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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5 Responses to “New York Giants’ Justin Pugh Cleared After Passing Concussion Tests; Will Return on Monday”

  1.  Krow says:

    And they also made Damontre Moore promise to not take his lunch money … again.

  2.  JBeast2 says:

    Has Pugh been winning some of the battles against moore in practice? If yes then we might have 2 good players

    •  Krow says:

      Well … one is on the sidelines with a concussion watching David Diehl take his job … the other is Damontre Moore.

  3.  JimStoll says:

    Interesting stat — % of plays played by each player:

    OFFENSE:

    Jim Cordle, C, 50 (74%)
    Stephen Goodin, G, 44 (65%)
    Selvish Capers, G, 37 (54%)
    Brandon Mosley, T, 35 (51%)
    Chris DeGeare, G/T, 30 (44%)
    Bryant Browning, G, 29 (43%)
    Kevin Hardy, WR, 29 (43%)
    Louis Murphy, WR, 27 (40%)
    Ramses Barden, WR, 27 (40%)
    Larry Donnell, TE, 25 (37%)
    Adrien Robinson, TE, 25 (37%)
    Matt McCants, T/C, 24 (35%)
    Da’Rel Scott, RB, 22 (32%)
    Curtis Painter, QB, 22 (32%)
    Jerrel Jernigan, WR, 21 (31%)
    Michael Cox, RB, 19 (28%)
    Will Beatty, T, 19 (28%)
    David Carr, QB, 19 (28%)
    Michael Jasper, G, 18 (26%)
    Ryan Nassib, QB, 18 (26%)
    Julian Talley, WR, 17 (25%)
    Kris Adams, WR, 17 (25%)
    Jamie Childers, TE, 16 (24%)
    Eric Herman, G, 15 (22%)
    David Wilson, RB, 15 (22%)
    Brandon Myers, TE, 13 (19%)
    David Diehl, T, 13 (19%)
    Kevin Boothe, G/C, 13 (19%)
    David Baas, C, 13 (19%)
    Rueben Randle, 13, (19%)
    Andre Brown, RB, 12 (18%)
    Ryan D’Imperio, FB, 11 (16%)
    Chase Clement, TE, 10 (15%)
    Victor Cruz, WR, 9 (13%)
    Bear Pascoe, TE, 9 (13%)
    Eli Manning, QB, 9 (13%)
    Keith Carlos, WR, 3 (4%)

    DEFENSE:

    Marvin Austin, DT, 33 (50%)
    Damontre Moore, DE, 29 (44%)
    Matt Broha, DE, 28 (42%)
    Ryan Mundy, S, 28 (42%)
    Adrian Tracy, DE, 28 (42%)
    Jacquian Williams, LB, 28 (42%)
    Johnathan Hankins, DT, 27 (41%)
    Mike Patterson, DT, 27 (41%)
    Tyler Sash, S, 26 (39%)
    Trumaine McBride, DB, 25 (38%)
    Jake Muasau, LB, 21 (32%)
    Dan Connor, LB, 21 (32%)
    David Caldwell, S, 21 (32%)
    Aaron Ross, DB, 21 (32%)
    Will Hill, S, 19 (29%)
    Prince Amukamara, DB, 19 (29%)
    Laron Scott, DB, 19 (29%)
    Spencer Paysinger, LB, 19 (29%)
    Antrel Rolle, S, 19 (29%)
    Corey Webster, DB, 19 (29%)
    Stevie Brown, S, 19 (29%)
    Kyle Bosworth, LB, 18 (27%)
    Mark Herzlich, LB, 17 (26%)
    Adewale Ojomo, DE, 16 (24%)
    Charles James, DB, 16 (24%)
    Justin Trattou, DE, 16 (24%)
    Keith Rivers, LB, 16 (24%)
    Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, 15 (23%)
    Terrence Frederick, DB, 14 (21%)
    Junior Mertile, DB, 14 (21%)
    Linval Joseph, DT, 13 (20%)
    Aaron Curry, LB, 12 (18%)
    Frank Okam, DT, 12 (18%)
    Etienne Sabino, LB, 10 (15%)
    Cullen Jenkins, DT, 10 (15%)
    Shaun Rogers, DT, 9 (14%)

  4.  F0XLIN says:

    Was at a wedding Saturday and finally watched the game yesterday. Apologize if it has already been said but if David Diehl is our starting RT, my outlook on the season completely changes. I can’t believe how quickly I forgot just how bad he is.

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