The New York Giants received some awful news on Monday, learning that rookie defensive tackle Markus Kuhn had suffered a torn ACL during a 31-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The seventh-round pick will miss the remainder of the 2012-2013 season, and quite possibly a large portion of the 2013-2014 season.
“[Kuhn] plays a big role,” Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell said. “[He's] done a really nice job. Nobody really talks about him and that’s good, because he just comes in and does his job. That’s probably why you don’t talk about him, because he’s done his job. Markus played anywhere from 10-15 plays and those 10-15 plays he would take off Chris Canty, or Rocky Bernard, or Linval Joseph were key plays that he didn’t really make a lot of mistakes. He was very solid in what he was doing. Before he exited the game yesterday, Markus had a pass breakup. I think if you look, he might have two, three, four pass breakups that nobody mentions.”
In addition to Kuhn's injury, the team also announced that wide receiver Domenik Hixon had suffered a high ankle sprain on Sunday, but no timetable has been given for his recovery. Typically, high ankle sprains linger and take quite some time to heal.
With Kuhn headed to Injured Reserve (IR), the Giants will need to sign another defensive tackle. It's possible they may bring back Marcus Thomas, who was with the team briefly earlier this year, or possibly Jimmy Kennedy, who was with them all of last season.
Finally, head coach Tom Coughlin revealed that Ahmad Bradshaw's foot issues have resurfaced and that the running back will undergo a barrage of tests in the coming days.
“He’ll have probably every test known to man here in the next couple of days," Coughlin said.
Bradshaw had already been on a once-a-week practice schedule, and saw a significantly diminished role against the Bengals as a result of his injury.
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