Jake Ballard gets a dose of bad news

The news got worse for Jake Ballard after the New York Giants completed celebrating their victory in Super Bowl XLVI.

The tight end, who left the game with a left knee injury, was told after the game he had suffered a torn meniscus. According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, that news took a turn for the worse on Tuesday when he was informed he had also suffered a torn ACL.

That is the same injury fellow tight end Travis Beckum suffered in the game, putting both players in question for the start of the 2012 season, a high price to pay in a championship game that pays many players less than what they earn during a week of the regular season.

The injuries create a need for the Giants, one that will need to be addressed in free agency or the draft.

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