How’s this for guts?
Justin Tryon played 2 1/2 quarters with a broken right arm on Sunday afternoon, then further broke it when he assisted in tackling Reggie Bush for a four-yard loss after he caught Steve Weatherford’s 55-yard punt late in the fourth quarter of New York's 20-17 win, according to Giants coach Tom Coughlin.
“On the final punt, I was nervous about it because of the guy they had back there catching it and because they pressured it so we’d have to kick it inbounds,” Coughlin said. “When [Bush] caught the ball, Justin arrived on the spot, wrapped him up and held on for dear life until he got some help. It ended up being a minus-four return and a 59-yard net.”
Coughlin said Tryon was undergoing surgery on his arm as Monday’s press conference was occurring.
Doctors told Tryon about the broken arm after the game. But he didn’t want to hear about it.
“He said, ‘Well can I play again? Just put a cast on it, I’ll play again,’” Coughlin said, who was close by at the time. “That was something. To hear a young man talk like that about how badly he wanted to play. It was quite an inspiration for me to listen to that.”
Safe to say that Michael Strahan and Antonio Pierce will not be calling out Justin Tryon on Twitter.
On the season, the special teams gunner/sub-package defensive back has eight tackles. The 27-year-old signed with the Giants earlier this month after being with the Colts.