On Friday night, the New York Giants offensive line may have taken a severe blow when starting left guard Geoff Schwartz had to be carted off the field as a result of a dislocated toe during the team's victory over the New York Jets.
Schwartz will now go see a foot specialist following the MRI that disclosed the diagnosis of the toe injury, as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported and right now, the team's outlook on Schwartz's injury is not very good.
Dr. David Chao, a former NFL head physician and current orthopedic surgeon, said that with the news of Schwartz going to see a specialist to look at his injury, it's quite possible that he may land on season-ending injured reserve.
Schwartz was signed to a four-year deal by the Giants and brought over from the Kansas City Chiefs after breaking out as one of the top guards in the NFL last season and was rewarded with the big contract. Now, it looks like he may have to wait a year before taking the field for the team.
Rookie Weston Richburg may assume the starting left guard duties, as he did practice with the team on the first unit at left guard earlier in the week and could find himself starting at left guard in the team's final preseason game against the New England Patriots on Thursday.
With the idea that Schwartz could be lost for the season, the rumors of the Giants possibly looking into a trade for San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone may pick up again; as they were once rumored to being a potential favorite to land him and could send a third round draft pick to acquire him.
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