We have been talking about, really pretty much making light of, several fights rookie guard Will Hernandez has been involved in during New York Giants practices this spring. Well, he got into one with 350-pound defensive tackle Damon Harrison on Wednesday in which punches were thrown and left tackle Nate Solder might have been collateral damage. Not funny at all.
Via Twitter, here is what went down.
Wow. Giants rookie G Will Hernandez lost his helmet during a pile-up after a running play. While he was down, DT Damon Harrison appeared to swing it at him. Not surprisingly a fight ensued.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) June 14, 2018
Pat Shurmur in full view of media talking to Damon Harrison. Eventually puts hand on Harrison’s shoulder as they complete the convo. Now position coach talking to Harrison #Giants pic.twitter.com/ipqjHnidBw— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) June 14, 2018
Coach Pat Shurmur wasn’t happy with Harrison.
Pat Shurmur says the scuffle between Damon Harrison and Will Hernandez is a product of the competition. But clearly not happy with Snacks swinging Hernandez’s helmet at the rookie. #giants— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) June 14, 2018
Seems like Shurmur doesn’t mind scuffle. It’s Snacks swinging helmet that bugged him #Giants— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) June 14, 2018
Pat Shurmur says Harrison’s helmet swing was bothersome, there are certain things you can’t have even tho scuffles happen, he takes players out of drills when that happens let them cool down #Giants pic.twitter.com/j2JRFCwFhP— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) June 14, 2018
Solder thinks he is OK.
Solder said he thinks he is fine after got leg rolled up on during Snacks-Hernandez conflict....says of it-- "those things happen, emotions rise...and you move on"— GiantsWFAN (@giantswfan) June 14, 2018
Giants LT Nate Solder on if his right leg is OK: “I hope so. It hurts a little, but I’m not a doctor.”— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) June 14, 2018
Solder said his knee got rolled up at the start of the Snacks-Hernandez scrum. Solder said his knee is sore, but he hopes it’s OK. Hasn’t gotten checked yet.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) June 14, 2018
Let’s hope Solder is OK. He’s a critical player for the Giants. And, let’s be thankful that Harrison didn’t connect with Hernandez when swinging that helmet. Surprising to me that the veteran, protecting his turf or not, would lose control like that.