Giants OT Andrews expected to recover from blood clots

New York Giants offensive tackle Stacy Andrews is expected to make a full recovery from the blood clots in his lungs that hospitalized him over the weekend.

Andrews, who missed the Giants' loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, told the Star-Ledger that he first started feeling bad on Thursday, but didn't tell anyone until Saturday night, after two days spitting up blood and experiencing pain in his ribs. He was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots, in his lungs.

Doctors don't know why the clots formed, but speculated that the culprit could have been long flights, a recent back injury, or a hit in practice.

Andrews' season is over, but the 30-year-old free-agent-to-be said he hopes to resign with the Giants next year. In the meantime, the former member of the Seahawks, Bengals and Eagles said the scary episode has taught him to listen to his body.

"I know we're all tough, but go get checked out. Don't brush it off like I did," he said. "This was a lesson for me."

The Giants placed Andrews on injured reserve Wednesday and signed former Colts offensive tackle Tony Ugoh.

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