New York Giants running back Shane Vereen will miss at least the next eight weeks of the season after sustaining a triceps injury that will require surgery, the team announced.
The Giants initially believed Vereen would miss the remainder of the season but are optimistic for his return off the injured reserve toward the end of the year.
Vereen is part of the Giants' running back rotation that includes Rashad Jennings, who has been nursing a thumb injury. Jennings has 102 yards on 31 carries on the season.
Vereen finished Sunday's loss to the Redskins with 11 carries for 67 yards and two receptions for 28 yards. He has 31 carries on the year for 147 yards and one touchdown.
Orleans Darkwa, Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins are the other running backs on the depth chart.