Tuesday October 14th, 2014

New York Giants cornerback Trumaine McBride could be out for the season after surgery to repair his thumb, the New York Post reported on Monday evening.

McBride was injured late in the Giants' 27-0 loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday. He was seen leaving the locker room with a cast on the injured thumb.

According to the Post, he needed X-rays after the game.

McBride, in his seventh year in the league, was on the field for all but one of the Giants' defensive plays against the Eagles. He was inserted into the lineup after a pectoral injury in New York's 25-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 14 ended cornerback Walter Thurmond's season.

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"I feel very badly for Victor Cruz and Trumaine McBride," coach Tom Coughlin said. "We need to recognize the impact those two had on our team and the importance of each one of them. And we also have to realize that we are moving forward."

In addition to McBride, Giants' cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is reportedly ailing. His play was limited on Sunday due to hamstring and ankle issues, and he ultimately left the game due to back spasms.

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In the four regular season games since Thurmond's injury, McBride has recorded 19 tackles, one sack, recovered one fumble and pulled in one interception.

Last season, his first with New York, he played in 15 games, making 30 tackles and hauling in two interceptions.

The Giants, currently 3-3 and in third place in the NFC East, travel to Dallas on Sunday to face the division rival Cowboys. Dallas, 5-1, is tied with Philadelphia for first in the division.

 
- Christopher Woody

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