The New York Giants announced Sunday that DT Johnathan Hankins suffered a torn pectoral muscle during their game against the Buccaneers.
- David Chao mentions that the good news here is that it’s considered a “pectoral muscle” injury and not a “torn pectoral tendon.”
- According to Chao, Hankins would be done for the season and need surgery if sustained a torn pectoral tendon.
This would be a major loss for the Giants’ defense, given that he’s been their best defensive lineman this season.
It would not be surprising to see the Giants bring back Louis Nix, who was cut on Saturday in a series of roster moves.
Hankins, 23, is in the third year of his four-year, $4.03 million contract that included a $1.311 million signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $771,426 this season and another $954,639 in 2016.
Entering today’s game, Hankins had recorded 29 tackles and a pass defense for the Giants’ defense over the course of eight games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 12 defensive tackle out of 73 qualifying players.