EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Giants are placing Justin Pugh on injured reserve, ending the offensive lineman’s season with three games left to play.

Pugh has missed the past four games with a back injury, which he aggravated during practice last week.

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The Giants’ Justin Pugh battles the Lions’ Ndamukong Suh on Dec. 22, 2013. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The five-year veteran received a second opinion Wednesday. He was told surgery was not needed but that he will need rest and rehab.

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Pugh, 27, will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The Giants are 2-11. They host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

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