New York Giants injury updates: Adoree Jackson, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney

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The New York Giants started practice on Wednesday afternoon on a positive note, announcing the return of tight end Kyle Rudolph from the PUP list. Rudolph has spent the summer rehabilitating from a foot injury that was discovered before he signed with the Giants this off-season on a two-year contract.

However, not all injury news from Wednesday’s joint practice with the New England Patriots was positive. Starting quarterback and new free-agent signing, Adoree Jackson suffered a foot injury, and the severity is currently unknown.

New York Giants injury updates:

Adoree Jackson:

The roller coaster of news following Jackson’s injury is quite laughable.

Ranging from Jackson being carted off the field after slipping in coverage to he might be able to practice tomorrow is quite polarizing. Ian Rapoport went as far as to say the swelling was “significant,” but the Giants are still running tests to diagnose exactly what the cornerback is facing in the short term.

Best case scenario, Jackson walks away dodging a bullet, as the Giants recently traded Isaac Yiadom to the Green Bay Packers in hopes the secondary would remain healthy. They lost Quincy Wilson during the last preseason game and are still unsure about rookie Rodarius Williams. Third-round pick Aaron Robinson continues to spend time on the PUP list with a core muscle injury.

Overall, the Giants are holding their breath that the injury doesn’t reveal anything significant. Swelling could indicate something serious, but it is also a natural reaction from the body and normally subsides with a bit of ice and Advil. Until the swelling goes down, the team won’t truly know how long he will be out.

Kenny Golladay:

The Giants’ top wideout has spent the last few weeks dealing with a hamstring injury, an issue he’s faced before. Golladay has only played five games since his Pro Bowl appearance in 2019, but he is expected to make a full recovery and to be available for the team’s Week 1 matchup against the Denver Broncos.

Golladay spent time on the side with trainers, catching passes from a standstill. He has worked with Daniel Jones, playing a game of simple catch, but that isn’t enough to beat corners on timing routes and fully understand the playbook come the start of the regular season. Hopefully, next week will offer Golladay an opportunity to get the gears turning once again.

Kadarius Toney:

Giants’ rookie receiver Kadarius Toney has experienced somewhat of an up-and-down off-season.

After equipment issues first plagued his minicamp, Toney, unfortunately, contracted COVID-19, which has kept him on edge ever since. Toney was also working alongside trainers with Golladay during Wednesday’s practice. There’s no guarantee he will be available against Denver, but at the very least, he could get a few reps throughout the game on designed plays to get his feet wet. Missing the entire preseason isn’t ideal, but the Giants are still confident he will make an impact on the 2021 campaign.

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