Coughlin Confirms Sean Locklear’s Season is Over
As initially feared, Giants offense lineman Sean Locklear’s season is done.
Locklear suffered what appears to be a serious knee injury in the fourth quarter of the Giants’ 17 – 16 loss to the Washington Redskins yesterday.
Head coach Tom Coughlin, speaking to reporters today via conference call, did not specify what the injury was. The injury, believed to be to his knee, will require surgery.
Coughlin did confirm that the offense of lineman’s injury was season ending.
“I’m sure that will take place at some point in time this week, maybe sooner than later,” Coughlin said of placing Locklear on IR.
The Giants head coach also expressed remorse over what had happened to Locklear.
“Look, we feel badly for Sean. Here’s a guy who has come in here not knowing our system, he’s played well for us, he’s been there when we needed him,” he said.
“He’s done a heck of a job and we all feel bad about this taking place at that point in time last night. It is a serious injury and we’re very upset about that.”
With Locklear headed to injured reserve, the Giants will probably add another offensive lineman to their roster by tomorrow.
One possible scenario for that roster move would be the elevation of Selvish Capers off the team’s practice squad. Capers had been on the 53-man roster as recently as last week, but had been waived to accommodate the signing of the new running backs.
Another possibility, albeit a long shot, would be the return of Kareem McKenzie, who played the position for a number of years, especially if David Diehl’s ailing shoulder continues to be an issue.
“We’ll release all of that information at the appropriate time,” Coughlin said of the upcoming transactions.