Injuries were always going to be a prevalent thing for the New York Giants and most NFL teams during a revised training camp period. With special teams ace Cody Core already going down with a season-ending injury, the Giants are treading lightly despite having extremely intense practices with full contact.
New head coach Joe Judge has prioritized that the team understands the proper technique when it comes to tackling and most other facets. If they have impeccable fundamentals, they can avoid injuries in-game. With a majority of significant injuries being non-contact these days, practicing tackling shouldn’t be a problem. However, the team is already nursing a few minor injuries.
New York Giants injury report:
The Giants didn’t bring second-year wide receiver, Darius Slayton, out onto the field during Monday’s practice until the latter portion. It doesn’t seem to be anything serious, as he just works through his conditioning program.
“Trainers are kinda dealing with [it],” head coach Joe Judge said.
The former Canadian football player left practice after grabbing his left thigh on a 1V1 against safety Montre Hartage. Luckily, he later returned and was seemingly fine. Hamstring injuries can be tumultuous, just ask the New York Yankees.
Connelly has now missed several days of practice, remaining on the stationary bike. Coming off a torn ACL last season, the Giants are taking his progression very carefully. It’s possible he’s experiencing some flareup in his knee with increased intensity and resting him to ensure his health is essential. The Giants also have linebackers David Mayo and Devonte Downs to utilize in case Connelly needs more time to regain his form.
The Giants pulled Spencer Pulley (pun intended) from practice on Monday but didn’t cite the reason why. Second-year offensive lineman, Nick Gates, filled his spot with ease. You would never know that Gates is playing center for the first time in his career.
LeMieux was another player that was pulled from practice for unknown reasons. The gritty interior lineman is expected to help the Giants cement a strong force in the trenches. Hopefully, it is nothing significant.
Starting safety Jabrill Peppers was also taken out of practice for treatment. Hopefully, it is nothing more than some bumps and bruises. We will provide updates as they become available.
SEASON ENDING INJURIES:
Cody Core – Torn Achilles
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