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New York Giants’ Henry Hynoski Suffers Rotator Cuff Injury in Win Over Patriots

August 29th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

It's a good thing the New York Giants did not release fullback John Conner as a part of first cuts earlier this week, because it now appears as if they're going to need him for a while as his counterpart, Henry Hynoski, was forced to leave Thursday's game against the New England Patriots with a rotator cuff injury.

"The doctors haven’t told me what it was. I heard him say that he thought it was some kind of cuff injury or something of that nature, but the official pronouncement from the medical team, I didn’t hear," head coach Tom Coughlin said after the game.

Although Coughlin was trying to be careful with his words, he also implied it was the same shoulder Hynoski fractured a year ago — an injury that ended his season, required surgery and was the very reason Big Blue had to sign John Conner in the first place.

Hynoski is believed to have suffered the injury at some point in the first half against the Patriots, but was later seen on the sidelines sans a sling. And while that does represent at least some sort of positivity, the reality is that Hynoski could, once again, be facing a very long road back.

Coming into Thursday night's game, it appeared as if Hynoski had won the fullback job outright and was seeing more time than Conner, but this injury will undoubtedly shake things up considerably. Now the Giants need to determine the extent of Hynoski's injury and how, exactly, they want to handle it. Needless to say, they have no room to carry two fullbacks and an additional injured player on their 53-man roster.


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10 Responses to “New York Giants’ Henry Hynoski Suffers Rotator Cuff Injury in Win Over Patriots”

  1.  James Stoll says:

    There goes my 2 FB, 7 WR, 1 TE roster

  2.  Hanshi says:

    I didn’t know MM was injured last night.
    WR Mario Manningham
    He needed a miracle anyway. An injury during warmups killed those chances. Manningham only lasted a few plays.

  3.  Hanshi says:

    For Jim:
    I thought the worst play of the night was, again, the misconnection between Rueben Randle and Eli [Manning]. “I thought, he thought” – one of those kinds of things. We’re all – everyone in this room – is tired of hearing that stuff. There’s no place for that.

    – Giants coach Tom Coughlin on a mis-communication

  4.  Hanshi says:

    Not if you ask me, I don’t think so.
    – Randle on whether the miscue with Manning was alarming

  5.  James Stoll says:


    Stop being so negative

    •  skinnydoogan says:

      yes and please don’t mention the TE’s stink, lest get lambasted and told how much promise they have or that the position is not that important anyway.

      •  skinnydoogan says:

        Jim, nice breakdown from the last thread, very balanced and as opposed to your usual SHTF scenario’s.

  6.  turkish says:

    Somehow the offense still feels confident heading into week 1. This is where we will probably see the WCO install scaled back so the team can gradually get accustomed to it. Rich Gannon mentioned this during the week. He went through a similar process.

  7.  rlhjr says:

    The Giants ESPN Beat Reporter Dan Graziano was on a local (Tidewater Virginia) sports talk show here last night. He spoke about the Giants offense, defense and Eli. He was also asked to project where the Giants would finish in the NFC East. I won’t bore you with the all the details. However, when asked about the Giants offensive line he said:

    “This is an area where the Giants failed to give the proper attention via the draft even after the signs of decline were evident. So now they are playing catch up. They did take Pugh number on last year but they still have work to do.” “They have nothing to speak of at the tight end position. They are waiting for someone to step up and claim a starting job.”

    He mentioned Will Beatty and how once the Giants paid to be an above average NFL left tackle, his play declined. And how the front office is hoping he can recapture is former level of play.

    When asked what the impact of losing Jon Beason has been Graziano replied:

    “Beason is the leader of the defense. This is something the team desperately needed with the loss of Strahan, and Tuck. Beason came in and raised the level of play on this defense. And his leadership comes from the proper position. The middle linebacker IS the defensive leader/signal caller.”

    This is another area the Giants ignored over the years. Now however, with the drafting of Kennard, and Jaquain Williams becoming a 3 down player they feel this is a strong area of the defense. McClain is also proving his value as he will stand in for Beason until his foot is totally healed.

    From what I understand most Giant fans feel Graziano is a bum who trashes the Giants whenever he has the chance. The para-phrased quotes above indicate he knows what he’s talking about. I don’t read Graziano so I can’t say just how negative he is or is not. But here he is spot on.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      He is the most relentlessly negative writer there is. Spoken to Kyle about this previously — he’s purposely created an anti-Giants shtick because it increases his readership. Go read his tweets. He blatantly mocks the Giants and nit-picks with their players to the point where JPP almost smashed him.

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