Giants makes roster moves

The Giants made three roster moves in the wake of the season-ending injury suffered Sunday by left guard Rich Seubert. <BR><BR>

Seubert was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Offensive lineman Omar Smith was signed to the 53-man active roster from the practice squad. Dion Meredith, who was with the practice squad until he was cut last week, was re-signed to the practice squad.

Seubert underwent successful surgery Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair the fractures of the right tibia, fibula and ankle he suffered in Sunday's 14-10 loss to Philadelphia. The surgery, performed by Dr. David Helfet, lasted more than three hours. Helfet inserted a rod in the tibia, put a plate on the fibula and inserted screws in the ankle. Seubert is expected to remain in the hospital for two or three days. He will be unable to bear any weight on the leg for three months and his rehabilitation is expected to last seven to eight months.

Smith, a 6-2, 295-pounder, played in seven games for the Giants in 2002, primarily as a blocker on the field goal unit. He was with the team in training camp this year, but was waived on Aug. 31. Smith was signed to the practice squad the next day.

Meredith was signed by the Giants as a rookie free agent on July 30. The 6-4, 311-pounder was waived on Aug. 25 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1. Meredith was released from the practice squad last Friday, when the Giants signed Scott Peters to the practice squad.

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