Giants lose Justin Pugh to knee sprain in first half

Giants starting left guard Justin Pugh sprained his knee early in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Eagles at MetLife Stadium and was ruled out for the rest of the game, replaced by backup lineman Brett Jones.

Pugh could not get up from the turf and was on his back of several minutes with an apparent leg injury before being helped up and off the field by training staff and teammates.

Losing Pugh for any period of time would be devastating to the Giants, who already can’t run the ball effectively even with Pugh healthy. Pugh is the team’s best offensive lineman.

Pugh, a product of Bucks County, Pa., who grew up rooting for the Eagles, has had a rough go of it in his young career against his former hometown team.

He recounted to the Daily News this week that, as a rookie in 2014, Pugh started at right tackle and had “the worst game of my career” letting up five sacks in a Giants 27-0 road loss to Philly.

Pugh was injured on a Paul Perkins rush.

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