Injury Update: Giants’ Justin Pugh Will Not Play Sunday

Injury Update: Giants’ Justin Pugh Will Not Play SundayAfter a blowout 51-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, followed by an embarrassing loss to the then-winless San Francisco 49ers, the New York Giants are now stuck without their best offensive lineman heading into Week 11.

Starting right tackle Justin Pugh will not be taking the field for Sunday’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. During their 31-21 defeat to the 49ers, Pugh aggravated an existing back injury and exited the game at halftime. Pugh is listed as week-to-week, but the injury is expected to have the linebacker out for multiple games.

“I need time to let it heal up. I thought I gave it enough time, and obviously, I didn’t. I should have learned from what I did to my knee last year coming back too early,” stated Pugh after the game. “I was feeling good this week in practice… But going out and playing real football today was the trust test, and I didn’t pass that test.”

What This Means For Week 11 Against The 49ers

With Pugh’s return date unknown, Head Coach Ben McAdoo will have some decisions to make moving forward. His absence will be felt on an offensive line that has already lost a starter to an injury earlier this season. Starting center Weston Richburg suffered a concussion during the Giants’ October 1 loss to Tampa Bay.

The Giants may turn to Bobby Hart in lieu of Pugh’s injury, though he does not have the best record when it comes to starting at right tackle. During Sunday’s San Francisco matchup, the former seventh-round pick allowed two sacks in the second half.

Courtesy of SportsBetting Sportsbook, the Kansas City Chiefs vs New York Giants betting line has the Giants posted as 11-point home underdogs. The 1-8 Giants are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after a straight up loss. The game total for the Chiefs vs Giants is set at 45, with the under 3-0-1 in their last 4 matchups.

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