New York Giants rookie TE Daniel Bellinger hopeful for return this year:
The first-year player stated he is “absolutely” hopeful for a return this season and that he is, “definitely confident I can play again this season.” This follows up a successful surgery that Bellinger had.
Bellinger made known that his vision is coming along on a day-to-day basis. He has been doing some running over the last few days as well.
The rookie tight end was off to an exciting seven-game start to his career, one that featured 16 catches on 18 targets (88.9% catch rate), 152 yards, and three total touchdowns (two receiving).
Prior to the injury, the role within the Giants’ offense for Bellinger was increasing week by week. The Giants’ problems with a lack of reliable pass-catchers for Daniel Jones is well documented. To now know that Bellinger is confident he will return this year is big news.
The fact that Bellinger is feeling great and getting better along with being optimistic about his recovery is what is most important.
Bellinger is ruled out for tomorrow’s game at home with the Houston Texans as he did not practice this week.
While speaking with the media this week, Bellinger said, “I just have to come back and be stronger from it.” Despite the unfortunate injury, he seems to be in a strong place mentally, which is as encouraging as anything for the rookie.