Giants' Jake Ballard has torn ACL

Updated: February 7, 2012, 6:36 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- One area the New York Giants will have to shore up in the offseason for their title defense is tight end.

The Giants announced Tuesday that tight end Jake Ballard tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during the second half of Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. Ballard underwent an MRI that revealed the results. Initially the team was hoping that Ballard had suffered a meniscus injury.

The Giants nearly had their entire tight end depth wiped out ...

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