After all the hard work he put in this offseason, you have to feel bad for second-year NY Giants right tackle Evan Neal. On practice Friday, fans were quite concerned when they saw Neal talking with trainers and then walking off the field.
It has since been announced that the former No. 7 overall pick suffered a concussion and that he's now in the protocol. While there's some relief that he didn't suffer a serious injury, we all know that concussions are nothing to take lightly and Neal will not be rushed back.
NY Giants RT Evan Neal suffered a concussion and he'll miss some time
We are a little over a month away from the Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys for Week 1 of the regular season on Sept. 10. That Sunday Night Football contest is something that people have been looking forward to for months now.
The same can be said for Neal, as he is hoping to put the memories of a rough rookie season behind him. That's why the youngster was working tirelessly to improve his body and technique. Countless NY supporters were shocked to see his body transformation this summer - Neal is looking great.
However, the fact that he's now got to try and battle some adversity like this in early August is rough. With the preseason opener vs. the Lions fast approaching too, Brian Daboll surely wanted to see his offensive line start to gel a bit more.
There's been some moving around over the past week, but the expectation (for now) is that the starting unit, from left to right, will be Andrew Thomas, Ben Bredeson, John Michael Schmitz, Mark Glowinski and Neal. Now, it'll be time for others to step up until Neal can suit up once again.