The injury bug hit the New York Giants defensive line hard Tuesday. According to SB Nation's Big Blue View, three players, including newly-signed free agent Shaun Rogers, are not participating in training camp due to health issues.
Rogers has a blood clot in his left leg, the severity of which is not yet known, while Martin Parker will reportedly undergo surgery for a herniated disc in his back, an injury that will end his season. Meanwhile, Marvin Austin is also suffering from a bad back.
On top of these injuries, Chris Canty is still on PUP while he rehabs from offseason knee surgery and defensive end Justin Trattou is likely several weeks away as he is experiencing heel issues.
With the loss of Rogers, Parker and Austin, the door has opened for defensive endand defensive tackle , says Big Blue View's Ed Valentine.
Tracy, a 2009 sixth-round pick, has been impressive during training camp. Hendricks also recently drew praise from head coach Tom Coughlin.
Both players may now be headed toward situations where they go from training camp curiosities to relied upon parts of the Giants' 2012 defense.