The New York Giants have announced that right guard D.J. Fluker is questionable for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Fluker was added to the injury report with a knee injury.
#NYGiants Injury Update: Guard D.J. Fluker (knee) - Questionable— New York Giants (@Giants) October 21, 2017
Seahawks Injury Upate: CB Jeremy Lane (groin) - Downgraded to Out
Fluker tweaked his knee.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) October 21, 2017
Key with Fluker is that he doesn’t have any swelling tomorrow. I suspect he’ll try to push through his injury.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) October 21, 2017
If Fluker is unable to play through the knee injury, the Giants will likely move Justin Pugh back to left guard, bumping John Jerry back to right guard, and Bobby Hart would once again start at right tackle.
The Giants found success running behind the line of Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Brett Jones, Fluker, and Pugh — averaging 130 yards per game on the ground in the three weeks that Fluker has played right guard. Facing the Seahawks’ talented defensive front, the Giants would certainly prefer to take the field with what has been their best offensive line combination to date.
If Fluker is unable to play, he will join Olivier Vernon, Weston Richburg, and Jonathan Casillas on the inactive list.
As Pat Traina notes, Fluker is a tough-minded lineman who loves the game. If he can play through the injury, he will.