While much of the Giants’ offensive line underperformed, rookie Justin Pugh had an impressive season at right tackle. As it turns out, the 2013 first-rounder managed to play so well despite battling an injury to his hand.
Pugh announced via Twitter Monday that he had undergone a successful surgery to repair his thumb.
Surgery on my thumb went great. Procedure was nothing major. Hanging out now waiting to go home.
— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh) January 20, 2014
Fortunately, the surgery appears to be a minor one with no lingering effects on the 23-year-old offensive lineman.
Pugh started all 16 games for New York this season, becoming the first Giants rookie since Barry Cofield in 2006 to do it. He earned All-Rookie team honors for his play from the Pro Football Writers of America.