The New York Giants announced Tuesday morning that starting offensive guard Geoff Schwartz will not need surgery for his dislocated toe. Schwartz will be in a walking boot for 7-10 days and will then begin rehab. He will be-re-evaluated on a week-to-week basis after that. Schwartz was evaluated Monday by Dr. Robert Anderson.
"This is just a minor setback," said Schwartz in a statement released by the team. "I plan on attacking the rehab program so I can get back on the field as soon as possible with my teammates and help us win games."
Schwartz, signed to a four-year, $16.8 million contract in the offseason, had been the team's starting left guard. He was injured Friday night vs. the New York Jets.
In his place rookie second-round pick Weston Richburg has moved in at left guard.
The Giants had feared that Schwartz might be lost for a significant period of time. The team's announcement Tuesday gave no indication of a potential return date, but it seems possible Schwartz could be back on the field within a few weeks. That, of course, is good news for an offensive line that can use the help.