Starting left guard Shane Lemieux underwent surgery to repair his left patellar tendon at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the season, according to an update from the New York Giants.
The second-year guard will likely not see playing time again until 2022.
Lemieux started dealing with this injury during the summer. He missed time in training camp but was well enough to start in the Giants’ Week 1 opener against the Denver Broncos.
He played just 17 snaps though before being placed on injured reserve. He did not play last week against the Washington Football Team.
The injury to Lemieux is the latest in a series of hits taken by the Giants’ offensive line. Last week, New York replaced Lemieux at left guard with Nick Gates, who had originally been playing center. But Gates suffered a scary lower leg injury in the second quarter against Washington that led to him being carted off the field. Gates will also miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season.
At 24 years old, Lemieux was a 2020 fifth-round draft pick. He started nine games in his rookie season.
The Giants’ offensive line continues to shuffle as Billy Price is currently at center and Ben Bredeson is set to play left guard. Both players were acquired in trades in late August.
The offensive line looks increasingly thin for New York.