Friday, December 26, 2014

Reports: Giants' Burress accidentally shoots himself in leg

Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress spent Friday night in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com reports. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that the incident took place in a Manhattan nightclub. ESPN.com's John Clayton also reports that the incident took place at a club. All three outlets report that the wound is not life-threatening. Burress had already been ruled out of this weekend's game against the Redskins with a hamstring injury. The Eagles play the Giants in Week 14. Burress was suspended by the team for one game in October. In the offseason, the Giants signed him to a five-year, $35 million contract. Burress is 31-years-old. He has 35 catches for 454 yards and four touchdowns on the season. He hasn't caught more than three balls in a game since Week 6. In Week 10 against the Eagles, Burress caught just one pass, but it was a 17-yard touchdown. UPDATED AT 6 P.M. ESPN.com's Sal Paolantonio reports that the incident took place at the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan. He also reports that the bullet went through the skin and muscle tissue of Burress' right thigh. A source tells Yahoo's Jason Cole that Burress could miss a couple weeks. One of Burress' teammates tells NJ.com's Mike Garafolo that Burress is "okay" but he wouldn't offer any other details. Vacchiano of the New York Daily News says Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce was also at the club. Vacchiano also says Burress could be in serious trouble if he was carrying the handgun illegally.

Reports: Giants' Burress accidentally shoots himself in leg

Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress spent Friday night in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com reports.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that the incident took place in a Manhattan nightclub.

ESPN.com's John Clayton also reports that the incident took place at a club.

All three outlets report that the wound is not life-threatening.

Burress had already been ruled out of this weekend's game against the Redskins with a hamstring injury. The Eagles play the Giants in Week 14.

Burress was suspended by the team for one game in October. In the offseason, the Giants signed him to a five-year, $35 million contract.

Burress is 31-years-old. He has 35 catches for 454 yards and four touchdowns on the season. He hasn't caught more than three balls in a game since Week 6. In Week 10 against the Eagles, Burress caught just one pass, but it was a 17-yard touchdown.

UPDATED AT 6 P.M.

ESPN.com's Sal Paolantonio  reports that the incident took place at the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan. He also reports that the bullet went through the skin and muscle tissue of Burress' right thigh.

A source tells Yahoo's Jason Cole that Burress could miss a couple weeks.

One of Burress' teammates tells NJ.com's Mike Garafolo that Burress is "okay" but he wouldn't offer any other details.

Vacchiano of the New York Daily News says Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce was also at the club. Vacchiano also says Burress could be in serious trouble if he was carrying the handgun illegally.

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