The buildup to this New York Giants season is starting just like last year.
Cornerback Brian Witherspoon left practice Wednesday on a cart, and early indications from coach Tom Coughlin are that Witherspoon suffered an ACL injury, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. It's a crushing blow for the fifth-year undrafted player, who also tore his ACL before the 2011 season.
Witherspoon was seen as a likely dime back and special-teams dynamo for the Giants last year before the injury. The Giants suffered a series of injuries in the secondary before last year, most notably to starting cornerback Terrell Thomas.