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Banged Up Giants Send Geoff Schwartz to IR

The Giants suffered yet another big injury on Tuesday, as starting guard Geoff Schwartz has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a broken leg.

Schwartz sustained the injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against Washington. He immediately left the game and did not return.

Rookie guard Bobby Hart replaced him.

He started each of the Giants’ first 11 games of the season. He mostly played right guard, but was filling in at left guard on Sunday for the injured LG Justin Pugh.

The Giants’ offensive line has been decimated by injuries lately. Big Blue was already without LG Justin Pugh and C Weston Richburg against Washington before losing Schwartz, not to mention LT Will Beatty was unable to return from his pectoral injury.

On the positive side, Pugh returned to practice on Tuesday, while Richburg returned in limited fashion.

The 29-year-old Schwartz ends his season on IR for the second straight year.

Schwartz played in just two games last season, his first with the Giants. He missed the first ten weeks of the season before re-injuring himself just two weeks later.

With Schwartz out for the season, expect veteran John Jerry to take over the right guard job. The new-look offensive line is projected to consist of LT Ereck Flowers, LG Justin Pugh, C Weston Richburg, RG John Jerry and RT Marshall Newhouse.

In a corresponding roster move, the Giants signed G Adam Gettis to the active roster. Gettis, who was on the Raiders’ practice squad, had previously spent time on the Giants’ practice squad and preseason roster. He also had a brief appearance on the active roster for the Giants last season.

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