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Giants O-line suffers a potentially painful blow

Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:27 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
S. O'Hara (US Presswire)
Bad news for the Giants: according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, center Shaun O’Hara has a Lis Franc sprain in his right foot. This is a new injury for the veteran Pro Bowler who missed time earlier this season with a chronic right ankle problem. O’Hara suffered this injury in the Monday night win over Dallas.

A Lis Franc injury is a fracture, dislocation or strain in the mid-bones of the foot. It’s one of those injuries that almost always takes longer to heal than expected. Often times, players are out for a month or more, and if they do return in the same season, they’re rarely the same.

Tom Coughlin said Monday that he would not use the word Lis Franc in describing O’Hara’s injury. Vacchiano says O’Hara, who is in a walking boot, saw a specialist during the bye week.

O’Hara is one of the few players in the league whom you can accurately describe as gritty. (Most of the time, when an analyst says a player is gritty, the analyst is really just saying “I know nothing about this player”.) O’Hara brings leadership and a tone-setting nastiness to the Giants O-line, particularly as a run-blocker. His ability to get to the second level and handle linebackers in the ground game drastically impacts the way New York uses guards Rich Seubert and Chris Snee.

If O’Hara is unavailable, converted tackle Adam Koets will likely fill in again. Seubert has also spent some practice time at center.

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Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2010 11:32 am

Giants O-line suffers a potentially painful blow

O'Hara is definitely not Snee, but losing your starting center is tough.  The G-Men always play better with Shaun in the line-up.  That being said, with the bye-week and Seatle and Dallas next on the list, We should get through relatively unscathed.  New York should beat both teams without him.  Get him healthy for the home-stretch.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2010 11:22 am

Giants O-line suffers a potentially painful blow

Shaun O'Hara has barely played this year with his previous injury, so it's hard to call this a loss. When he's on the field he's a solid Center, but he just hasn't been there much this year. Adam Koets has filled in well for him all year. Let him rest up so he's ready for the playoff push.

The way the article was titled, I thought they lost Chris Snee. Then the Giants would be in trouble.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:11 am

Giants O-line suffers a potentially painful blow

Amen. Get Shawn O

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:19 pm

Giants O-line suffers a potentially painful blow

The Giants play Seattle and Dallas the next two weeks. They should beat these teams if I played on the offensive line. Sit him down for a few weeks and let him heal. They need to worry about January.

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