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East Watch: Canty Injury "Serious"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Things went from bad to worse quickly for Giants fans this weekend.

    First, New York was beaten thoroughly by the Chicago Bears, 17-3 on Saturday night. "Quite frankly," Tom Coughlin said, "we were embarrassed."

    Afterwards, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, word came that newly acquired (and arguably overpaid) defensive end Chris Canty, who hadn't practiced since August 7, had suffered a torn hamstring; an injury that was described by Coughlin as "serious."

    Canty, of course, was let go by Dallas this offseason in free agency, and will be replaced in 2009 by the comparable and far more economical solution, former Charger Igor Olshansky.

    But the True Blue's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad weekend was not yet at an end. Vacchiano reported on Sunday that another Giants' defensive end, Jay Alford, was revealed to have a torn MCL and a slight tear in the ACL, after initial tests only revealed a sprain.

    This pair of injuries has compounded somewhat what was already a sizeable question mark for the otherwise sure unit. Defensive tackles Fred Robbins and Barry Cofield are both recovering from offseason knee surgeries, and Rocky Bernard is only now returning from a hamstring injury that kept him on the sidelines for more than two weeks.