The New York Giants received a bit of a scare on Tuesday as multiple players had to be carted off the field during the very first practice of training camp. And while most were heat-related issues, the situation surrounding linebacker Jameel McClain appeared much more serious.
During McClain's ride back to the building, it was clear he and the trainers were favoring his left foot, having removed his shoe and elevated his leg. After practice, head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that it was, in fact, a foot injury of an unknown severity.
"He did have some tenderness in the foot area. He kind of tried to blame it on the shoe at first. They are going to run every test known to man to find out if there's anything in the metatarsal area that's going to be a problem," Coughlin said after practice. "And I hope not because Jon Beason had the same issue."
Luckily for the Giants, X-Rays of McClain's left foot came back negative, showing no breaks or hairline fractures. However, being cautiously optimistic as they usually are, the Giants are prepared to sent their new linebacker for an MRI on Wednesday should he experience any soreness or swelling.
Source: X-rays on Giants LB Jameel McClain's foot were negative. If McClain experience soreness on Wednesday t/ team may follow up w/ an MRI— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 22, 2014
As far as the other players who were carted off or had to leave the field — Brandon Mosley, Charles Brown, Spencer Adkins and Xavier Grimble — Coughlin said all were heat/dehydration issues with the exception of Mosley, who left practice with an upset stomach.
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