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O'Hara to miss 2-4 weeks with mild (dreaded) Lisfranc sprain

Giants center Shaun O'Hara on the sidelines during

Giants center Shaun O'Hara on the sidelines during an early-season game. (Sept. 26, 2010) Photo Credit: David Pokress

Just a quick update on Shaun O'Hara's injury:

What Tom Coughlin described as a "mild mid-foot sprain" is, in actuality, a sprain of the (dreaded) Lisfranc ligament according to a source.

The injury did occur during the game agains the Cowboys last week and O'Hara is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. This being the second week of his injury (thanks to the bye), there is hope that he will miss just the one game against the Seahawks. He's already missed three games this season with an ankle/Achilles injury to his left foot.

The (dreaded) Lisfranc is a panic word in sports. That's why it is almost always preceded by the word dreaded. Some terms have automatic prefixes like that, such as "the lowly Lions." But in this case, Coughlin's assertion that the sprain is mild does seem to hold. And much worse than the sprain of the (dreaed) Lisfranc is an injury to the (dreaded) Lisfranc bones. You can ask Justin Tuck about that. He needed screws put into the bottom of his foot during a 2006 surgery.

According to the source, O'Hara will not need surgery.


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