Boss suffers concussion, Blackburn hurts knee in opener

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants have lost two players to injuries in their season opener against the Carolina Panthers.

Tight end Kevin Boss was knocked out of the game with a neck injury and concussion in the first quarter, and special teams captain Chase Blackburn injured a knee late in the second quarter.

Boss was hurt after being hit in the back of the neck by Panthers safety Sherrod Martin on the Giants' fourth play from scrimmage. Boss was on the ground when he was hit on the incomplete pass. He was taken off the field on a cart.

Blackburn, who sprained a knee during the preseason, was hurt while covering a kick late in the second quarter.

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