Abraham out for Giants game

Updated: October 28, 2003, 1:19 PM ET

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Defensive end John Abraham will miss the New York Jets' game against the New York Giants on Sunday with a strained right groin.

The Jets said Tuesday that results from an MRI exam showed the strain. He will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

Losing Abraham is a huge blow to the defensive line.

He was injured in a 24-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday after collecting 3{ sacks. The two-time Pro Bowl player has six sacks this season, three behind team-leader Shaun Ellis.

Abraham missed the 30-3 win over Buffalo on Oct. 12 after coach Herman Edwards deactivated him following a drunken driving arrest.

Bryan Thomas, a first-round draft pick in 2002, will start in place of Abraham. Tackle Chester McGlockton and rookie end Matt Walters also would see playing time at the position.

Abraham joins cornerback Donnie Abraham and safety Jon McGraw among the defensive starters on the sideline. Donnie Abraham broke his right shoulder against the Miami Dolphins in September and McGraw, partially dislocated his right shoulder against Buffalo.

Starting linebacker Mo Lewis is questionable for the Giants game with a sore hip. Lewis also underwent an MRI exam, but the results were negative. If he cannot play, rookie Victor Hobson would start in his place.

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