Marvin Austin is likely out for the season, due to an injury to his pectoral muscle, meaning the New York Giants have been bit by the injury bug not once, not twice, but an astounding three times thus far this preseason. Unfortunately, there are still two weeks left before the games actually start to matter.
Austin, the Giants second round pick in the most recent NFL Draft, tore his left pectoral muscle in the Giants preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
Head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters after Tuesday's practice that he believes Austin's injury is probably season-ending due to the degree of the injury, according to Ohm Youngmisuk.
If the injury holds true and Austin is out for the season -- and SB Nation New York certainly hopes a diagnosis down the line proves it isn't the case -- Austin would be the third player the Giants have lost for the season so far this year. The Giants previously lost cornerbacks Brian Witherspoon and Terrell Thomas in what was apparently a more physical game than most if the injuries coming out of it are any indication.
The Giants signed veteran defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy earlier in the day, but there was no mention his signing had to do with the loss of Austin at the time.