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Giants Lose Two More Defensive Players To Season Ending Injuries

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The hits keep coming for the New York Giants.

Today, Big Blue lost two more defensive players to season-ending injuries.

Brian Witherspoon, a reserve cornerback, tore his ACL in the Giants win over Chicago last night.  He’s out for the season.  Witherspoon was having an impressive training camp and appeared to be on his way to securing a roster spot.

The news got worse for the Giants later today when they learned that rookie defensive tackle Marvin Austin is out for the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle during the win last night. Austin will require surgery.  Austin was the Giants 2nd round pick out of North Carolina.  His draft stock fell after he was suspended for his senior year at UNC for accepting improper benefits.

This all comes less than 24 hours after the Giants lost starting cornerback Terrell Thomas to a season-ending ACL injury.  Thomas was placed on injured reserve today, officially ending his season.

New York has now lost Thomas, Witherspoon, Austin and back-up defensive back Bruce Johnson for the year.

The Giants currently have only five healthy corners: Corey Webster, Aaron Ross, Michael Coe, first-year pro Joe Burnett and rookie Darnell Burks.

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