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Jonathan Goff Has Torn ACL; Panic Time For Giants Fans?

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Clint Sintim, Terrell Thomas, Prince Amukamara, Brian Witherspoon, Marvin Austin and Bruce Johnson.

All lost for part of 2011 — or in some cases, the entire Giants season.

And now starting middle linebacker Jonathan Goff will miss this year’s campaign with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Can it get any worse for Big Blue?

“I understand from a fan’s perspective, it’s a sky is falling mentality,” said WFAN’s Boomer Esiason on Wednesday. “From a football perspective, you can’t have it.”

Boomer’s morning show co-host, Craig Carton, is ready to push the panic button.

“At some point, you have to realize this has been a terrible offseason,” he said. “It couldn’t get any worse!”

Last week, the Giants lost Sintim to a season-ending knee injury, and all told, they’ve lost five key members of the defense — and some not-so-key — for the season since training camp opened.

And let’s not forget the offense. They’re on the hot seat too without former tight end Kevin Boss, now in Oakland, and wide receiver Steve Smith, who bolted for the rival Eagles.

Goff, in his fourth season with the Giants out of Vanderbilt, suffered the injury during Monday’’s practice. He had 80 tackles and one sack last season, as the Giants finished 10-6.

New York opens the season against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Will the Giants stay afloat despite all the injuries to their defense? Sound off in the comments below…

(TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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