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Neck injury and concussion knocks Giants TE Kevin Boss out of season opener in first quarter

New York Giants starting tight end Kevin Boss has been knocked out the season opener against the Carolina Panthers with a neck injury and concussion.

Boss was hurt after being hit in the back of the neck by Panthers safety Sherrod Martin on the Giants' fourth play from scrimmage. Boss was on the ground when he was hit on the incomplete pass. He was taken off the field on a cart.