The New York Giants have faced significant injuries at the wide receiver and offensive line positions this season. In fact, the Giants have only featured the majority of their playmakers with a handful of snaps, which may point to a bigger problem with the training staff.
The Giants are preparing to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, and they are expected to be without several starters on both sides of the ball. Logan Ryan contracted Covid last week, missing Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and will likely be ruled out against Philadelphia over the weekend.
However, the team’s receivers are once again being plagued by the injury bug during the second half of the season.
WRs Kadarius Toney (quad) and Sterling Shepard (quad) not out during open portion of practice. Wouldnâ€™t expect them to play Sunday vs Eagles.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 26, 2021
Four offensive players likely to miss Week 12 for the New York Giants:
Kadarius Toney: Quad
Toney started the season with an ankle injury that hampered him early on, but he proved to be a focal point on offense against the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys. Since then, he has made a minimal impact as coordinator Jason Garrett failed to incorporate him into their strategy. Toney picked up a quad injury against the Buccaneers, and if heâ€™s unable to practice on Friday, it is extremely unlikely heâ€™s able to suit up on Sunday.
Sterling Shepard: Quad
Another playmaker who has missed time this season is Sterling Shepard, having played in just five games. Shepard showed solid chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones, picking up 324 yards and a score on 32 receptions. Shep, though, suffered a quad injury against the Kansas City Chiefs and has been unable to practice since. He is almost guaranteed to miss Sundayâ€™s game.
Kaden Smith: Knee
Reserve tight end Kaden Smith has been dealing with a knee injury all season long, and while he has appeared in most games despite the injury, he is still working through it on a weekly basis. I wouldnâ€™t expect Smith to suit up, but his role is insignificant at this point.
Kyle Rudolph: Ankle
The Giants lost free-agent signing Kyle Rudolph against the Buccaneers due to an ankle injury. The expectation is that Rudolph will miss Sundayâ€™s game as well, so the Giants will be without two tight ends and two of their primary receivers.