The New York Giants have most likely lost yet another safety for the season. Second-year defensive back Nat Berhe will undergo surgery on his calf on Friday to remove a blood clot. The surgery is expected to land Berhe on season-ending Injured Reserve, although there is a chance he could be placed on short-term Injured Reserve. The Giants have already lost safeties Mykkele Thompson (torn Achilles’ tendon), Bennett Jackson (torn ACL), and Justine Currie (fractured ankle and leg) for the year.
Thank you all for your well wishes and kind words. Having surgery tomorrow morning on my calf to remove a hardened blood clot.
— Nat Berhe (@NatBerhe) August 27, 2015
Berhe originally injured his calf in May while running. He missed most of the spring practices and almost all of training camp. Berhe returned to practice on Tuesday but re-aggravating the injury and missed practice on Wednesday.
The only safeties now on the roster include Landon Collins, Cooper Taylor, Jeromy Miles, Brandon Meriweather, Justin Halley, and C.J. Conway. Both Collins (knee) and Taylor (toe) have themselves missed valuable time due to injuries. Veteran journeymen Miles and Meriweather have been starting at safety in practice this week. Halley and Conway are rookie free agent long shots who were signed after injuries began hitting the safety position.
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