Giants LT Nate Solder underwent ankle surgery
The New York Giants are counting on offensive tackle Nate Solder to help protect Eli Manning in 2019, but they may be without him for a significant portion of the offseason.
Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported on Friday that Solder recently underwent an ankle procedure to address bone spurs he has been dealing with. He is expected to be fully healthy by the time training camp starts during the summer.
The #Giants rebuilt offensive is set to go through the spring without starting LT Nate Solder. Sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo that Solder had arthroscopic surgery to clean out his ankle after dealing with bone spurs and that’ll be back by training camp. Not considered major.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 17, 2019
Solder signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants prior to the 2018 season, and he’s arguably the most important piece of their offensive line. Fortunately, it sounds like the ankle injury is nothing serious.