Giants lose leading rusher Shane Vereen for season
The Giants have lost their leading rusher.
Giants running back Shane Vereen is out for the season with a triceps injury, the team announced today. Vereen suffered the injury during yesterday’s game but didn’t realize how serious it was and played through it.
Vereen has 31 carries for 147 yards and a touchdown through three games this season, a healthy 4.7-yard average. His injury will mean more carries for Rashad Jennings, who has been splitting carries with Vereen so far this year. Jennings has 102 yards on 31 carries, an average of 3.3 yards a carry. The Giants will also try to get Orleans Darkwa more involved in the offense. Darkwa has 11 carries for 52 yards this season.
Vereen is also fourth on the team in receiving, with eight catches for 75 yards, and the Giants will miss him in the passing game.