Still dealing with the news that running back David Wilson can no longer play football, the New York Giants were hit with another potentially serious injury on Wednesday evening as rookie defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles was carted out of practice with an apparent leg injury.
Following the injury, which occurred in 9-on-7 drills, the entire Giants team gathered at midfield, kneeled and said a prayer for their teammate.
Quarles, who signed with the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent in May, finished his final season at South Carolina as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) and second-team All-American selection, and had a third-round tag on his head for quite some time. But "questionable character" concerns ultimately led to him going undrafted.
He was among a small group of defensive tackles battling it out for a final spot on the 53-man roster (or perhaps the practice squad) and had shown flashes thus far in training camp.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.
Update: The Giants are calling the injury an "ankle sprain" for now, although initial reaction seems to suggest it was worse. Quarles went for x-rays on Wednesday night and the results will likely be announced on Thursday afternoon.
Other Notes: Former Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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