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Giants activate Nick Gates over a year after his horrific leg injury

According to some reports, Nick Gates, a New York Giants center, was injured in his leg last season against the Washington Commanders.

He was added to the active roster on Wednesday with a chance of making a comeback Sunday.

After fracturing his fibula, tibia, and left leg, Gates was removed from the physically unable to perform list for more than 13 months. He also had seven surgeries.

Coach Brian Daboll stated Wednesday via the team website, “We’ll send him out there.” “I believe he has improved each day since he was out there. He seems ready to go. We’ll see what happens. Keep competing, and be ready to answer when his number is called.

Gates was a starter last year but was moved to left guard to take the place of Shane Lemieux, who was injured. After his leg became awkwardly tangled with other players, he was hurt.

Initial thoughts were that the injury would end his career. However, a long recovery made it unlikely that he would ever return.

Gates stated earlier this month via The Associated Press, “It gets lonely.” “All the guys have been there for me. They tried to include my feelings as best they could but it was an emotional rollercoaster ride. I won’t lie.

“One point after my last surgery, which was number No. 7: They had to remove the rod from me because of an infection in my bone, and insert another rod. I was certain that I wouldn’t be able to play this year. At least, not until the midway point.

“It’s a lot of surgeries and rehab. He was there when I arrived. Daboll stated that it was a testimony to the young man. It takes perseverance to get through what he has been through and still be here. Impressive young man.”

Gates will be eligible for his season debut against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. In 2020, he played 16 games and in 2019 he started three.

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