According to Garafolo, Andrews' ordeal began with shortness of breath, pain in his ribs and trouble sleeping on Thursday night. Following practice on Friday, Andrews spit up blood. It wasn't until the pain reached intolerable levels during Saturday's team meeting that Andrews informed the team's training staff, who brought him to the hospital.
The club ruled Andrews out of Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers and informed the veteran that his season was over.
"I was like, ‘Wow.’ Even when I was in there with (Giants assistant trainer) Leigh (Weiss) and the nurse, I said, ‘Why don’t I just take a pain shot and play the game tomorrow?', said Andrews. "I was joking, but I really wanted to play in the game."
For more on the Giants, check out Big Blue View.