New York Giants: 5 worst injuries in team history
By Curt Macysyn
#3 – Jason Sehorn
Defensive back Jason Sehorn was a second-round draft pick of the New York Giants in 1994. He played sparingly in 1994 and 1995, but blossomed as a star cornerback after that. According to Pro Football Reference, Sehorn registered five interceptions in 1996 and six in 1997.
Because Sehorn was an athletic dynamo, there was pressure to get him more involved. Then New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel decided to try Sehorn as a return specialist, despite concerns that he could get hurt. Back then, it seems thatFassel was adamant in using Sehorn on special teams.
Per the New York Times:
“[Returning kicks] is not a play where the ball carrier gets hurt very often,” Fassel said.
Fassel would end up eating those words. The worst case scenario did happen in an August preseason game against the New York Jets. Sehorn tore two knee ligaments that night in a meaningless game. His career was never the same afterwards – causing speculation about what could have been. Odell Beckham watchers should remember what happened to Sehorn when calls come for OBJ to return punts.
Ultimately, Sehorn did return and played four more seasons with Big Blue. He was clearly not the same dynamic player he once was, however.