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The still-developing group (UPDATE) has not made a difference in the story of the Giants Nick Gates fractured leg at Washington, will have op w/ new blow to offensive line | What

The still-developing group (UPDATE) has not made a difference in the story of the Giants Nick Gates fractured leg at Washington, will have op w/ new blow to offensive line | What

UPDATE: After Thursday night's game, The Giants issued the following update with Nick Gates following the injury update. OL Nick Gates, who suffered a fracture to his right leg during tonight's game at Washington, was transported to the Inova Fairfax Hospital. Gates will remain in the hospital overnight and undergo a surgery to repair the fracture in 7:00.

LANDOVER, Md. YUMBER, TN - GOED! Nick Gates was axed off the field Thursday night with a serious left leg injury. Officially, it is a lower leg fracture. His season is likely to be over.

It happened with 5:52 left in the first quarter of the Giants Week 2 game at Washington. The Giants' entire team came out of the sideline to console Gates before he was scourged off. After he got hurt, trainers immediately rushed out. They cast an air on her left leg.

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Gates got hurt on the first play of the Giants' second drive, an incomplete pass, resulting in his lower left leg bending awkwardly. He was immediately withdrawn from the game.

This is another big blow for the Giants still-developing offensive line. The Giants put left guard Shane Lemieux (nagging knee injury) on injured reserve earlier Thursday. He has to miss at least two games after Thursday.

In Lemieuxs absence, the Giants moved Gates to left guard and promoted Billy Price at center. The Giants traded for Price two and a half weeks ago. The Giants put Ben Bredeson on the left guard when Lemieux left. The Giants traded for him on Aug. 31 a day after the Price deal.

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Now the Giants are looking at at least the next two games with Price at center and Bredeson at left guard, with Lemieux and Gates on the shelf. Gates was the Giants most consistent offensive linemen in the year to the last season.

Gates, before Thursday, had played only 77 career snaps at guard on the right side and all in 2019, including a start. He was a full-time right and left tackle in college.

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Darryl Slater could be reached at the time of reaching the request. dslater@njadvancemedia.com. .

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