Justin Pugh undergoes successful thumb surgery


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.

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.

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