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Hynoski happy to bust pads

New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski runs with

New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski runs with the ball during NFL football training camp. Photo Credit: AP

Henry Hynoski suffered a burner in Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. He’s also in the market for some new shoulder pads.

The fullback said he looked at his equipment after the game and realized that the curved plate that covered his right shoulder was flattened out, damaged in the collision he made with Seattle linebacker (make that former Seattle linebacker) Aaron Curry. “Busted,” Hynoski said of the pad. “But I was happy. It means I’m hitting hard.”

Hynoski said he still does not have full strength in his right shoulder area where the stinger occurred. He also told reporters that he suffered a stinger against the Cardinals a week earlier. If you read Newsday, you know that having a second stringer in the same area can be very serious.

If Hynoski can’t play this week, then Bear Pascoe would step in at fullback. He played the position last year when Madison Hedgecock was injured and said going back there against the Seahawks “felt just like it picked up from last year. I felt great.”

Pascoe has been a backup tight end and not used much. But with Hynoski out, that’s changing.

“I picked up Henry’s role,” he said. “I’m kind of doing it all. It’s crazy how it can change so fast. I go from a few weeks ago just being in certain personnels to this week being in the whole offense. You have to be ready at any moment and when your number is called you have to be ready to step in and perform.”


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