The Giants finally got some good news, though even their good news is laced with more than a little bit of uncertainty.
Right guard Geoff Schwartz was feared lost for the season after suffering a dislocated right big toe in last Friday’s preseason game vs. the Jets, but the Giants revealed early Tuesday that he won’t need surgery on the toe and is currently taking things week-to-week.
Schwartz will be in a walking boot for 7-10 days. The guard characterized the injury as “a minor setback.”
You have to be a pretty tough guy to dislocate a toe and call it a minor setback. Schwartz is one of those guys who gets a whole arm ripped off and dismisses it as a flesh wound.
The Giants are certainly breathing a little easier today with the news that Schwartz won’t be going down for the season. The free agent guard is a big part of their offensive retooling plan under new OC Ben McAdoo, and losing him would have been a big blow to their plans.
Schwartz clearly is still not out of the woods but at least there is a possibility that he will get back on the field sooner rather than later. Hear that Giants fans? Something good is going on with your team. You can take a momentary break from calling radio shows to scream that Ryan Nassib should be starting instead of Eli Manning.