Giants' top pick Pugh suffers a concussion

As training camps are in full swing across the NFL, many teams have been dealing with injuries to key players. For the New York Giants,the injury bug affected them after Friday's practice when one of their top 2013 draft picks sustained a concussion. Now with the first preseason game only a week away, the Giants have to wait until they can finally see their injured draft pick in game action.

It has been a little over a week since the New York Giants started training camp, and they already have some bad news on the injury front. Justin Pugh, the Giants No. 1 pick in this year's NFL Draft, sustained a concussion during Friday's practice and will be sidelined until he passes the concussion protocol by team doctors.

Pugh, who was competing for a starting spot on the Giants offensive line (most likely at right tackle) now, will have a bigger hill climb to earn a starting spot. With Pugh's injury, the competition for a starting spot on the offensive line because more wide open and allows veterans like David Diehl to take control of the battle for the starting nod at theright tackle spot.

Diehl, who is coming off a injury filled 2012 season, is in a make or break season with Giants, who almost cut him before Diehl agreed to a pay cut.

According to multiplereports, Diehl and Pugh were both battling for the starting spot at right tackle and many felt if Pugh out played Diehl during training camp, Diehl would be cut by the G-Men before the start of the regular season. Still the Pugh injury is a tough pill to swallow for the Giants, who are already without starting left guard Chris Snee who is currently on the PUP list for training camp.

The Giants open up preseason play next week when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, August 10th in the Steel City.


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