Knee injury for Giants LB Clint Sintim 'devastating'

Talk about a very difficult blow for Clint Sintim.

The New York Giants linebacker was on crutches in the locker room Thursday night following the final preseason game against the New England Patriots. He suffered a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee and possibly a torn ACL. He will miss the season. Sintim had surgery to repair the ACL in his right knee only nine months ago.

It’s unfortunate,” Sintim said, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “I worked really hard to get back. And um … it’s just unfortunate.”

Sintim had battled his way back quickly to be in the mix and the Giants had big plans for him.

“You’ve got to feel badly for a guy that’s coming back off a serious knee (injury),” coach Tom Coughlin said. “Works his tail off, really didn’t say a word the whole preseason, just did what he had to do, worked on the field. And then to see that happen tonight. It was devastating.”

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