Left Tackle Nate Solder pinched his knee after being knocked during the run.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) Pat Shurmur's first mini-camp with the New York Giants would have had almost an ugly ending when high-priced left-wing attack Nate Solder shot a knee after falling through a crash helmet between Damon Harrison and Robinson rookie guard Will Hernandez
Solder, who signed a $ 62 million four-year contract in March, bailed out on the third and final day of the minicamp on Thursday and sat down on the grass after Harrison and Hernandez split
head coach Ronnie Barnes Investigated Solder, and the former Patriot stood up and tested the knee Hernandez seemed to encounter during the altercation with Harrison.
Solder and Shurmur later said it was fine, but it could be a lot worse. After a 3-13 season, the Giants can not afford to hurt their most expensive free agent in a minicamp where players train in shorts and no pads.
Both players were taken out of the drills and Shurmur spoke to the 29-year-old Harrison, who swung Hernandez Helm to the rookie after a running game.
"It was very competitive all over the camp," Shurmur said. "There are certain things that we certainly can not do, we've got it fixed, and if such struggles break, we'll just take them out of training and let them cool off."
Shurmur said that helmet wings bothered him. Hernandez was not shy either. He thumped Harrison.
& # 39; & # 39; Snacks is a very competitive guy and Will Hernandez is very competitive out there, "said Shurmur. & # 39; & # 39; They simply poked heads. & # 39; & # 39;
Solder downplayed the scuffle and said he was fine.
Neither Harrison nor Hernandez were available after training to talk about the incident.
& # 39; & # 39; All we have to do is play better football, we have to be a strong offensive unit, and we have to do what we can to control, "said Solder, who guarded the blind side of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for seven years before joining New York signed, "These are battles, they happen, emotions are rising, and you work through and move on."
The Giants players are traveling alone by the end of July when the training camp opens.
& # 39; & # 39; We talked to them about all the work we did up to this point, and with five weeks to go, it's not free time, it's time off, "Shurmur said. "So, to continue with their preparation, we always talk to them about being a good citizen, and we say New York Giants pride for a reason, so, be very smart, be good husbands, good fathers and good citizens." # 39;
Shurmur said rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans will appear in training camp on July 22. The rest of the team will arrive later this week.
Shurmur, who fired Ben McAdoo replaced, reaffirming that the Giants will be practicing with the Lions in Detroit on 17 August, a few days before their preparatory match.