Giants OL Kevin Boothe Tears Pectoral Muscle

The New York Giants announced that restricted free agent offensive lineman Kevin Boothe suffered a torn pectoral muscle during workouts earlier this week, and will miss the next four months.

Boothe is scheduled to undergo surgery next week. Boothe's reported recovery time would have him back in mid-September, which makes him a candidate to begin the 2010 season on the "Reserve/Non-Football Injury" or "PUP" lists.

A sixth-round pick out of Cornell University by the Oakland Raiders in 2006, the 6-5, 315-pound Boothe started 14 of 16 games for Oakland as a rookie, but was waived at the end of the following year's training camp. After spending most of the Giants' Super Bowl season inactive on gamedays, Boothe has dressed for all 32 of the Giants' regular season games the last two seasons, starting the final two games of the 2009 season at left guard.

Boothe has signed his "Original Round" restricted free agent tender that, if he makes the active roster, would pay him $1.176 million dollars in 2010. The tender is not guaranteed.

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