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Nine months after having surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, Giants SLB Clint Sintim reinjured the same knee during the Giants' 18-17 preseason victory over the Patriots Thursday night and has been lost for the season.

Sintim, a 2009 second-round pick by the Giants, reportedly suffered a ruptured patellar tendon and possibly a torn ACL on the first play of the third quarter as he made a tackle.

He was on crutches after the game and head coach Tom Coughlin acknowledged that Sintim had suffered "a serious knee (injury)."

The way we see it

Coughlin tried his best to preserve the health of his banged-up team that has been hit hard by injuries this preseason. He dressed only 58 of his 85 players and didn't play 21 of his 22 starters. The team had lost to the Jets 17-3 on Monday night in a game that was postponed because of Hurricane Irene.

The Giants had high hopes for Sintim, who was going to back up Mathias Kiwanuka on the strong side. This injury is yet another blow to the team's depth, which has taken a big hit with several injuries, mostly in the secondary, since the lockout ended.

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