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Ereck Flowers injury: Day to day with hip flexor

Starting left tackle, Ereck Flowers misses practice

Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports

The day after starting right guard Geoff Schwartz was held out of practice with a sore ankle, the Giants starting left tackle, Ereck Flowers, is going to miss practice.

The New York Giants have announced that the rookie left tackle is being held out of practice because of an issue with his hip flexor, and that he will be "Day to day" going forward.

In all likelihood, this really isn't something to be worried about. Flowers has been under a tremendous workload all offseason, taking both first and second team reps at left tackle. That workload has been in an effort to accelerate his learning process as he is thrust into one of the most important roles on the offense.

The Giants have been remarkably cautious with "dinged" players thus far this summer, and that is likely the case here as well. A larger issue than the hip flexor is Flowers missing reps that he needs to grow and learn, and reps with the other starters. In Flowers' absence, Justin Pugh has moved from left guard to left tackle.

The Giants have an off day scheduled for Tuesday before their first fully padded practice on Wednesday.

Stay tuned for more updates on Flowers' status as we learn more.