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Matt LaCosse injury: Tight end needs knee surgery — report

Casillas, Whitlock, Hall, Goodson all injured vs. Jets

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Matt LaCosse
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Second-year tight end Matt LaCosse, who the New York Giants were hoping would help provide blocking and versatility at the position, will undergo knee surgery, per a published report.

LaCosse as been beset by injuries since joining the Giants last season as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois. He was waived/injured at the beginning of training camp due to an ankle injury, then was brought back as a practice squad player at midseason. He ended up playing in two games and catching three passes.

LaCosse has been battling a knee injury throughout training camp and the preseason, and did not play Saturday against the New York Jets.

Per the report from ESPN, LaCosse could potentially return later in the season.

The Giants have Will Tye, Larry Donnell, Will Johnson, Jerell Adams and Ryan Malleck at tight end. Johnson has missed two games with a burner.

More injuries

The Giants lost linebacker B.J. Goodson and cornerback Leon Hall to concussions Saturday. Linebacker Jonathan Casillas suffered a rib injury and coach Ben McAdoo said Sunday that X-rays were”incnclusive.” Fullback Nikita Whitlock left MetLife Stadium on crutches with a walking boot on his right foot. McAdoo said Whitlock has a mid-foot sprain. McAdoo said Justin Pugh (shoulder) would return to practice in a limited capacity this week. McAdoo said there is nothing new to report on H-Back Will Johnson, who continues to be sidelined with a burner.