[UPDATE: Schwartz injury called 'serious.' Harris' shoulder injury could cost him roster spot.]
When New York Giants starting left guard Geoff Schwartz was carted off the field midway through the second quarter of Friday's preseason game vs. the New York Jets with what the Giants are calling a dislocated toe. Head coach Tom Coughlin reportedly called the injury "serious."
"Hard to play with it," Coughlin said.
Geoff Schwartz will have an MRI tomorrow, which will be telling. Giants hoping for just a few weeks, not the alternative. Both in play.— Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) August 23, 2014
Thank you for all the well wishes. I appreciate it...I'll be working hard to get back on the field ASAP w/my teammates
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) August 23, 2014
The Giants also lost impressive young wide receiver Marcus Harris to a first-half shoulder injury. Harris is competing for a spot as a reserve wide receiver, and has been showing versatility on special teams. Harris knows the injury could end up costing his a shot at making the roster.
Rookie WR Marcus Harris has AC joint shoulder injury. Out 3-4 weeks. "I hope they keep me around," he said. #nyg— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 23, 2014
Cornerback Zack Bowman also left the game in the first half with a bruised tricep.
Defensive tackle Markus Kuhn left the game in the third quarter with what was called a lower leg injury. Kuhn was seen after the game with a wrap on his left ankle.
Jason Pierre-Paul left the game briefly in the first half with an apparent leg injury, but returned on the following series.