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Giants Get Terrible Blake Martinez Injury Update

David Kaestle
Blake Martinez suffered a torn ACL in Week 3.
Blake Martinez suffered a torn ACL in Week 3. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The New York Football Giants have endured an incredibly rough start to their season. Now sitting at 0-3 following a home loss in Week 3 on a walk-off field goal to a not very good Atlanta Falcons team, the Giants have been dealt another crushing blow.

Blake Martinez Injury Update

Defensive captain and starting middle linebacker Blake Martinez tore his ACL in Sunday's loss, ending his 2021 season.

This is a defensive unit that came into the season with high hopes. After a really solid season in 2020 and adding a couple of key pieces this offseason, the defense ranks No.16 in opponent points per game through three weeks. Losing Martinez will only make things more difficult.

Martinez had racked up 23 tackles through the 2.5 games he played this season. Now the Giants will have to move on without the main cog in their defense.

The Giants currently own +1300 odds to win the NFC East, which ranks last in the division, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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