Giants place LG Seubert on IR with broken leg

Updated: October 21, 2003, 3:49 PM ET

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - The New York Giants on Tuesday placed starting left guard Rich Seubert on injured reserve, ending his season.

Seubert underwent surgery Monday to repair fractures in his right tibia, fibula and ankle suffered in Sunday's 14-10 loss to Philadelphia.

The surgery was performed by Dr. David Helfet at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Helfet inserted a rod in the tibia, put a plate on the fibula and inserted screws in the ankle

The 24-year-old Seubert will be unable to bear any weight on the leg for three months and his rehabilitation is expected to last seven to eight months.

Rookie Jeff Roehl, who filled in at left tackle earlier this season when Luke Petitgout was injured, will replace Seubert at left guard.

Losing Seubert is a blow to the Giants, who have two new starters on their offensive line this season. Seubert and left tackle Petitgout were only two starters in their original position from last season.

New York signed offensive lineman Omar Smith from the practice squad to replace Seubert on the roster.

The Giants (2-4) have dropped three straight and are in last place in the NFC East. They play the unbeaten Minnesota Vikings (6-0) this weekend.

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