The New York Giants recently got some tough news on their rookie tight end, Daniel Bellinger. After having to leave the win Sunday in Jacksonville with a fractured eye socket injury, head coach Brian Daboll stated that Bellinger will need to get surgery.
He will be out for the foreseeable future, which could possibly be the rest of the 2022 season.
“It’s probably too early to say when I expect him back. We’ll see how this thing goes, and I’m hopeful for it, but obviously you never know when things like this happen.”Daboll said
Some unfortunate news for the fourth-round rookie. Tight end is one of the tougher positions to make an immediate impact as a first-year player. However, with no reliable players at the position, Bellinger was needed to step up right away and ultimately did.
In seven games, Bellinger recorded 16 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Bellinger scored a rushing touchdown too. He also made his impact felt as a run blocker.
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Daniel Bellinger’s injury is as bad as it looked:
After getting poked in his left eye, Daboll told the media following the game, “I would say his eye looks pretty terrible right now. He looked like he took a pretty good hook shot there. It’s pretty swollen.”
Bellinger is not officially out for the rest of this season. Nonetheless, the injury is as bad as expected when it happened live.
All year long, the Giants have proven themselves to be a team that consistently has players step up. They now look to Tanner Hudson, Chris Myarick, and Lawrence Cager to fill the void. The injury for Bellinger is a tough one for the rookie. He was having an encouraging start to his rookie year and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.