Giants WR Plaxico Burress wasn’t going to play Sunday against the Redskins because a hamstring injury. Last night in a Manhattan club, his week got worse when he was shot in the right thigh.
At 2:30 p.m., the Giants made their first public comments about the incident:
“We are aware of the fact that Plaxico was involved in an apparent accidental shooting last night. We have been in contact with Plaxico since shortly after the incident. Plaxico suffered a wound to his right thigh. Obviously, our primary concern is for Plaxico’s health and well-being, and given the circumstances, we are relieved to say he was released from a New York City hospital at approximately 2 p.m. today. We have been in touch with NFL Security on this matter. At this point, we are attempting to gather all the facts surrounding this incident. This incident could become a matter for law enforcement officials, and because of that, we have no comment on any of the details.”