The New York Giants are seemingly doomed to suffer from injuries this season. That’s the case for every team to some extent, but Big Blue has been hit especially bad in 2021.
Multiple offensive stars missed the victory against Carolina, but those players are making progress towards returning.
Those players are running back Saquon Barkley and receivers Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard and Kenny Golladay. Toney and Shepard both played in the Rams game but missed week 7, while Barkley and Golladay have been out since the Dallas loss.
While they haven’t returned to full speed in practice, it’s encouraging that they’re doing something at all.
Barkley and those three wide receivers were seen working out with trainers to the side of the main practice.
Will the New York Giants have more weapons vs Kansas City?
According to Jordan Raanan, it’s a toss-up as for whether or not we see any of these players against Kansas City.
The game is on Monday Night Football, so the Giants do benefit from an extra day of rest. On the other hand, though, none of the players in the running for a comeback are particularly far ahead in their recovery right now.
There will definitely be some pressure for the Giants to have their best players on the field when they take on Kansas City, one of the top teams in the AFC on paper.
Arguably, the Chiefs having a down year means this is one of the games the Giants have the best chance of achieving an upset victory.
Still, the Giants are a 2-5 team themselves. Even if momentum is trending upwards after their week 7 win, don’t expect them to take too many risks with their important talents for the future such as Barkley and Toney.
And a cautious approach may be for the better. Some would argue that we’ve already seen the Giants field players such as Barkley without them being one hundred percent this season, and the results haven’t been great.