CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If the New York Giants' offense is going to recover from its latest low point, it's likely going to have to do so without one of its most important blockers. Fullback Henry Hynoski left Sunday's 38-0 loss to Carolina with what X-rays showed is a fractured left shoulder.
Hynoski said he would have more tests Monday and declined to speculate on a timetable for recovery and return, though it's hard to imagine he's back anytime soon.
"We'll see," Hynoski said after the game. "If there's any way I can, I'll be the guy who can do it at the earliest possible date."
Hynoski landed hard on his shoulder after making a 5-yard catch from Eli Manning on the fourth play of the game and did not return. He's a critical part of a Giants run game that has had a hard time getting going this year even with him. And if they had to play without him for a long period of time, it would be a severe blow to a team that's already struggling with its run blocking as well as its pass protection due to problems on the offensive line and the offseason losses of key blocking pieces such as Ahmad Bradshaw and Martellus Bennett.
Backup tight end Bear Pascoe would serve as fullback in Hynoski's absence for however long that is.
Safety Cooper Taylor also suffered a left shoulder injury and had his arm in a sling after the game.
Backup Aaron Ross did a good job filling in at cornerback for starter Corey Webster, who was ruled out of the game Saturday with a hip injury. It's unclear whether Webster will be able to practice this week or play Sunday in Kansas City.