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New York Giants lose Sean Locklear for rest of season

  • By Kevin Patra
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Versatile New York Giants offensive lineman Sean Locklear will miss the rest of the season with what coach Tom Coughlin called a "serious" right knee injury suffered during Monday night's 17-16 loss to the Washington Redskins.

"We feel badly for Sean," Coughlin said, via The Star-Ledger. "Here's a guy that's come in here, not knowing our system, has played well for us. He's been there when we've needed him, 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."

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Locklear played seven seasons in Seattle and one in Washington before joining the Giants.

The 31-year-old started 10 games at right tackle in his first year with New York. His injury occurred on a fourth-quarter run play when his right leg got caught between Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and Redskins safety Madieu Williams, bending the 6-foot-4, 310-pound tackle the wrong way.

USA Today first reported that Locklear is believed to have torn his anterior cruciate ligament.

On Tuesday, the nine-year pro reached out to fans from his Twitter account: "Thanks everybody for all the love and support. It's difficult right now, but their are better days ahead. #GoGiants"

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