New York Giants lose tackle Sean Locklear for season

  • By Kevin Patra
  • Published: Dec. 5, 2012 at 06:11 a.m

The New York Giants' versatile offensive lineman Sean Locklear will miss the rest of the season with what coach Tom Coughlin called a "serious" right knee injury suffered in Monday's 17-16 loss to the Washington Redskins.

"We feel badly for Sean," Coughlin said, via The Star-Ledger. "Here's a guy that's come in here, not knowing our system, has played well for us. He's been there when we've needed him, he's done a heck of a job and we all feel bad about this taking place at that point in time last night. It is a serious injury, and we're very upset about that."
Locklear played seven seasons in Seattle and one in Washington before joining the Giants.
The 31-year-old started 10 games at right tackle in his first year with New York. His injury occurred on a fourth quarter run play when his right leg got caught between running back Ahmad Bradshaw and safety Madieu Williams, bending the 6-foot-4, 310-pound tackle the wrong way.
USA Today first reported that Locklear is believed to have torn his ACL.
On Tuesday, the nine-year pro reached out to fans from his Twitter account:
"Thanks everybody for all the love and support. It's difficult right now, but their are better days ahead. #GoGiants"