It wasn't enough that the New York Giants were manhandled by the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, as they lost several key contributors as well. Among them were wide receiver Domenik Hixon (ankle), safety Tyler Sash (ankle), defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (knee) and running back Ahmad Bradshaw (unknown).
Following the 31-13 loss, Bradshaw informed the media that he had gone for X-Rays, but would not divulge what his injury was, just that it had nothing to do with his lingering foot issues. However, it is possible that precautionary X-Rays were done on either his neck or hand, which were both injured earlier this season.
Meanwhile, X-Rays came back negative on Hixon's injured ankle, but that does not rule out possible ligament damage. He suffered the injury after taking what was ruled an illegal hit on the field, which caused his body to bend and twist awkwardly backwards. He immediately grabbed his left ankle in pain, and would not return to the game.
Prior to his injury, Tyler Sash went down with one of his own. He, too, would not return to the game. His status has not yet been updated.
Finally, rookie defensive tackle Markus Kuhn left the game early in the second half with a knee injury. After being helped to the sidelines, he was carted into the locker-room and would not return. His injury appeared to be the most serious of the four.
It's likely that all four players will be sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York early this week for additional tests. Giants 101 will have updates on each as they become available.
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