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Ereck Flowers Injury: Left tackle re-injures ankle

Flowers injured in third quarter.

Ereck Flowers after re-injuring his ankle
Ereck Flowers after re-injuring his ankle
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rookie left tackle Ereck Flowers, who suffered an ankle injury last week against the Dallas Cowboys, left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons with an ankle sprain. He has been ruled out

Flowers was helped off the field early in the third quarter. Justin Pugh moved from left guard to left tackle, and John Jerry moved into the lineup at left guard. The only reserve lineman left on today's active roster is Dallas Reynolds.

Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin had spoken glowing of Flowers' toughness during the week. Despite the injury, Flowers practiced fully all week.

"Basically, he said I'm playing and I'm practicing. It's a breath of fresh air," Coughlin said. "Guy has an ankle, oh well. I started talking to him on Tuesday. 'I'm practicing,' and he did."

After the game, Coughlin said Flowers had re-injured the left ankle, the same one he hurt vs. the Cowboys.

"I hope it's not a continuous thing where it bothers him all year long," Coughlin said.

The Giants lost cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the first half with a concussion. Jayron Hosley replaced Rodgers-Cromartie in the Giants' lineup.