Giants' injury list grows; Antrel Rolle hurt

On Monday another New York Giants player went down with an injury.. Safety Antrel Rolle landed awkwardly on his ankle during practice drills and adds his name to the latest list of Big Blue's walking wounded.

It's been an injury-filled New York Giants depth chart during. With names like Jason Pierre-Paul, Henry Hynoski, Hakeem Nicks, and Chris Snee all having offseason surgery of some kind, the Giants have a lot of players starting off training camp on the PUP list. Big Blue also watched Justin Tuck and Justin Pugh go down with injuries costing them to miss practice time and the first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

During today's practice, the Giants saw another player go down with an injury and it's someone the Giants can ill afford to lose. That someone is Giants' strong safety Antrel Rolle.

Rolle is without a doubt the most important player in Big Blue's secondary, but he rolled his ankle during Monday's practice and has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.

Now entering his fourth year with Giants after playing his first five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Rolle has been an important part of the Giants' secondary. He has been considered to be like an extra linebacker for the G-Men against the run, and the so-called quarterback of the Giants defensive backfield.

With no timetable set for when Rolle can return to the field, the Giants now must find a replacement. Candidates for Rolle spot include, third year player Tyler Sash and rookie Cooper Taylor.

Practice Note:

Giants Defensive End Justin Tuck and Offensive Lineman Justin Pugh, both returned to practice Monday after being held out for practices and the first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.

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