Giants offensive tackle Bobby Hart “has an ankle”, status in question against Lions

Sep 10, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (90) rushes the passer against New York Giants tackle Bobby Hart (68) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants offensive line may be reshuffled after a poor showing in the regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. It has nothing to do with the play on the field, which left much to be desired but because of injury.

Starting right tackle Bobby Hart “has an ankle” according to head coach Ben McAdoo, leaving his status for next Monday night’s home opener against the Detroit Lions in doubt.

McAdoo, in his usual intentionally ambiguous style, wouldn’t comment on the injury or elaborate on whether or not Hart will suit up against Detroit.

“It’s still early,” McAdoo said in a conference call with reporters Monday night. “We’re confident in the guys that we have and we’re confident in our depth and if we feel we need to make a change there, we’ll make a change.”

The Giants could insert D.J. Fluker, a free agent signing, in Hart’s spot despite the team’s desire to use him at the guard spot. Another option could potentially be rookie Chad Wheeler.

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