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New York Giants lose Sean Locklear for rest of season

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"

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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