Giants guard Seubert breaks leg

Updated: October 19, 2003, 2:04 PM ET

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants guard Rich Seubert broke his right leg in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Seubert fell awkwardly at the end of a running play. Tight end Marcellus Rivers fell on the third-year lineman after the play, but it appeared the injury happened before that.

The game was stopped for about five minutes while trainers put an inflatable cast on the leg. The Giants described the injury as a fracture of the lower right leg.

Eagles defensive tackle Corey Simon was among a group of players and trainers who helped lift Seubert into a golf cart.

Players from both teams wished him well and then Seubert got the sellout crowd at Giants Stadium going by waving a white towel in a circular motion as he headed to the locker room.

Rookie Jeff Roehl replaced Seubert, who moved into the starting lineup last year. With Roehl in the lineup, the Giants had three rookies on the line, including guard David Diehl and center Wayne Lucier.

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