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New York Giants LT Nate Solder appeared to have a right leg injury on the final day of mini-camp, but luckily, it isn’t serious.

Newly signed New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder appeared to have a right leg injury on Thursday at the final minicamp practice, according to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. Towards the end of the practice, Solder held his leg after being in a pile-up on what was to be a non-contact running play.

Solder mentioned that someone “rolled onto the back” of his leg during the play, which is what caused the injury.

This occurred on the same exact play, right next to an apparent fight between defensive tackle Damon Harrison and rookie second-round pick, left guard Will Hernandez.

However, the fight itself did not have to do with the injury at all. Solder was already lying on the ground when the brawl broke out.

It was a moment where all of Giants camp held their breath, regardless of the fight occurring right then and there.

Solder signed this offseason to a four-year, $62 million deal in March. He’s supposed to be the answer to the Giants’ left tackle problems. Therefore, an injury like this became a major scare for the organization.

After being examined by team doctors, head coach Pat Shurmur mentioned afterward, “He’s fine.” With very relieving news for players, staff and fans, the problems between Harrison and Hernandez were still of concern throughout the building. When asked about it, Solder said, “Those things are battles. They happen. Emotions rise. You work through it and move on.”

The Giants, of course, finished up the three-day minicamp on Thursday. If his leg continues to bother him, Solder now has some time to recover.

Training camp officially begins on July 25 and expect nothing but Nate Solder in attendance in full health.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.