Giants center O'Hara out indefinitely with sprained knee

Updated: August 18, 2006, 7:40 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara sprained a ligament in his knee and is not expected to play in next week's game against the New York Jets.

Coach Tom Coughlin would not speculate as to whether the seven-year pro would be ready for the Sept. 7 opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

"He had some swelling today, he was sore and the knee was black and blue," Coughlin said Friday. "Hopefully, he can come right back, (but) we don't know how long he's going to be out.'

O'Hara sprained the medial collateral ligament in his knee in Thursday's 17-0 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Giants Stadium.

O'Hara is not the only Giant offensive lineman who is hurting.

Starting tackle Luke Petitgout continues to be plagued by back spasms and he left Thursday's game earlier than expected, while starting guard Chris Snee is still trying to recover from a hamstring injury from the first days of training camp.

And Rich Seubert -- who missed the entire 2004 season with a badly broken leg and only played five games last year -- is still struggling with leg and toe injuries.

"We would love to be able to put our best people on the field, even for preseason games, but for one reason or another, we haven't been able to stay with any continuity," Coughlin said.


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