May 22, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Justin Pugh (72) blocks defensive tackle Marvin Austin (96) during the New York Giants organized team activities at the Giants Timex Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

New York Giants rookie Justin Pugh suffers concussion in practice

Injuries continue to pile up in training camp for many teams, and the New York Giants have been the latest hit with one of their rookies suffering a concussion.

Mike Mazzeo, special to ESPN New York, reports that head coach Tom Coughlin has confirmed that right tackle Justin Pugh has been concussed.

“He’s going through all the [concussion] protocol,” Coughlin said. “So he’ll be out until he passes all that protocol.”

Pugh suffered the concussion during practice on Thursday and suffered a headache on Friday morning. It’s a huge blow to a player that’s trying to move his way up on the depth chart during preseason.

The 23-year-old was the first round draft pick for the Giants in this year’s NFL Draft at 19th overall. He played for the Syracuse Orange in college and made the All-Big East first team in his junior and senior seasons. He also participated in the 2013 Senior Bowl.

Pugh’s injury is the latest among other Giants players. The report also mentions Corey Webster and Hakeem Nicks not attending practice as they recover from groin injuries.

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