Giants Boss, Blackburn hurt in season opener
The New York Giants lost two players to injuries in their season opener, and the Carolina Panthers saw quarterback Matt Moore sidelined in the closing minutes with a concussion.
Moore was injured late in the fourth quarter after being sacked by defensive end Osi Umenyiora near his own goal line.
Moore, who fumbled on the play, walked gingerly off the field with athletic trainers by his side. Rookie Jimmy Clausen replaced him and threw two incomplete passes on the next two plays.
Panthers coach John Fox said after the game that Moore sustained a concussion.
Giants starting tight end Kevin Boss was knocked out of the game with a neck injury and concussion in the first quarter and special teams captain Chase Blackburn injured a knee late in the second quarter.
Boss was hurt after being hit in the back of the neck by Panthers safety Sherrod Martin on the Giants' fourth play from scrimmage. Boss was on the ground when he was hit on the incomplete pass. He was taken off the field on a cart.
Blackburn, who sprained a knee during the preseason, was hurt covering a kick late in the second quarter.
Carolina wide receiver Charly Martin also sustained a concussion, and place-kicker Todd Carter developed back spasms.