Shaun Rogers Injury: Giants Defensive Tackle Has Blood Clot In Calf

New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers has a blood clot in his calf

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Shaun Rogers Injury Update: Giants Defensive Tackle May Not Be Done For Season

New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers might not be done for the season after all.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin gave an update on Tuesday on his ailing defensive tackle, who is battling a blood clot in his leg.

"Well, there's a ray of hope, that's all. We're going to hang in there as long as we can. I'm not going to be able to give you all the medical stuff. He is on his medication, there's a chance that he could come back and play, is what we've been told. We're just going to hang in there as long as we can. See if they can determine where he is and how fast he would be able to play and all that stuff."

Coughlin also said that there has been a second medical opinion on Rogers. Coughlin was not able to explain all the details but did confirm that Rogers is on medication, though not necessarily blood thinners.

"I can get you something that makes more sense from a medical standpoint, but there is a second opinion. He is on a different kind of medication and that medication is supposedly something that can be dealt with after a certain amount of time. Whether it is five or six weeks, I'm not sure."


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Shaun Rogers Injury: Giants Defensive Tackle Lost For Season

In April, the New York Giants signed defensive linemen Shaun Rogers to add depth to an already loaded front line. Rogers, however, Rogers will miss the rest of the season due to a blood clot in his lower leg, head coach tom Coughlin announced after practice on Tuesday.

"It’s very sad, because you don’t know the real story. He lost 50 pounds. He went from the high 380s to 334 to check in at. He was really excited about being a part of this team," Coughlin said. "He got along really well with our defensive linemen. He actually asked to go play some more snaps the other night, which I thought was really neat. It’s just a shame.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that Rogers' blood clot was examined by team physician Dr. Russell Warren at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Monday and was going to be re-examined by vascular surgeon Dr. John Karwowaki on Tues., as the severity of it was unknown.

Obviously, the news from the doctors was not good.

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The Giants also announced Tuesday that reserve defensive tackle Martin Parker will be lost for the season with a herniated disc in his back. Plus, defensive tackle Marvin austin was having back examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

"I’m praying that when the phone call comes (about Austin), it’s a good one," Coughlin said.

With all of the injuries at the same position Coughlin said the Giants are "in the process" of adding a defensive tackle to the roster.

-- SB Nation's Jared Smith contributed to this report

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