Giants’ Hynoski suffers torn MCL, needs surgery

Fan favorite Henry Hynoski broke out the rhino celebration for his first career touchdown last season. Credit: Getty Images
Fan-favorite Henry Hynoski broke out the rhino celebration for his first career touchdown last season.
Credit: Getty Images

The Giants’ offseason minicamp claimed its first victim just two plays into the first session.

Starting fullback Henry Hynoski underwent an MRI on Thursday, which discovered he’d torn his left MCL and suffered a chip fracture to his lateral plateau. The lateral plateau is the flat top of the tibia at the knee joint.

He will undergo surgery on Friday at The Hospital for Special Surgery performed by team doctor Russell Warren.

The team is hopeful Hynoski will be ready by the start of the regular season in September.

“I am going to set my mind to being ready for the first game of the regular season,” Hynoski said. “They said that is not an unrealistic goal, and I will do everything in my power to be ready for the start of the season.”

Hynoski crumpled to the ground on a running play on just the team’s second play of the organized team activities. He had to be carted off the field.

“He kind of got [his leg rolled up on] and so we are taking a look at that,” head coach Tom Coughlin said. “I said a few prayers and I’ll continue until I hear what it is.”

Hynoski is an old school fullback, but plays an important role in blocking on running plays. He rarely received any handoffs, with just five in his two years with the team. He did have 11 catches and a touchdown last season. He had 12 receptions as a rookie in 2011.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.


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