Giants DT Johnathan Hankins out for season with torn pectoral muscle

Sunday November 8th, 2015

Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins left Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers with a torn pectoral muscle and is out for the season, coach Tom Coughlin announced Monday

The Giants lost left tackle Will Beatty for the season with a torn pectoral this summer. Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck and 49ers safety Antoine Bethea also landed on injured reserve with the same injury. 

Hankins, 23, was a second-round pick in 2013 and started every game for the Giants since the start of the 2014 season. He is known primarily for his run-stopping ability but also recorded seven sacks last season. 

“When we drafted him we thought we knew what we had but he's certainly played beyond just a run stopper,” head coach Tom Coughlin said in June, according to

In eight games this season, Hankins had 20 solo tackles and no sacks. 

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- Dan Gartland

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