Today is the Giants' third OTA, and there is some bad news and good news on the medical front.
The bad news is that the offensive line will lose some depth heading into the season as Kevin Boothe recovers from surgery on a torn pectoral muscle he suffered while working out earlier this week. He's scheduled for surgery Tuesday, and will be out at least four months.
It could well be longer, however. You may recall that washout defensive lineman William Joseph suffered a torn pec also while in the weight room, and it cost him the better part of a year.
Also, tight end Kevin Boss is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery Monday to clean up his right ankle. He's expected to miss four to six weeks, which puts him back in action in time for training camp.
The good news is that running back Brandon Jacobs (knee surgery), defensive end Justin Tuck (shoulder), fullback Madison Hedgecock (shoulder), center Shaun O’Hara (elbow), guard Rich Seubert (shoulder), wide receiver Mario Manningham (shoulder) and linebacker Gerris Wilkinson (wrist) are all participating in the OTAs, as is last year's fourth-round running back Andre Brown following Achilles tendon surgery last summer. Jay Alford, recovering from knee ligaments torn in the preseason, is also back working full-out.
Others who underwent surgery continue to rehab, including safety Kenny Phillips (knee), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (both feet and one ankle), wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (wrist/toe) and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (shoulder). Bradshaw and Nicks are both expected to return to the practice field within the next two weeks.
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