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Giants' safety Nat Berhe confirms he will have surgery on his calf

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Berhe would be the fourth safety lost for the season if he lands on season-ending IR.

Nat Berhe
Nat Berhe
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New York Giants safety Nat Berhe will undergo surgery on Friday for his injured calf muscle, according to a report from Art Stapleton of The Record. Per Stapleton, the Giants have not yet decided whether Berhe will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, or if he will get the short-term IR designation.

Berhe took to Twitter to confirm the report.

Berhe, a second-year player, was drafted in the fifth round a year ago. Entering the offseason, he was considered the favorite to join second-round pick Landon Collins as a starter at safety for the Giants. Berhe, however, injured the calf during OTAs and has been unable to recover.

Berhe practiced on Tuesday, taking a number of reps during the team portion of practice. He was, however, held out of Wednesday's practice. Head coach Tom Coughlin admitted earlier on Thursday that Berhe had re-injured the calf.

Berhe is now the fourth safety the Giants have lost this season. Mykkele Thompson (Achilles), Justin Currie (fractured ankle) and Bennett Jackson (torn ACL) have already gone down.