Every training camp comes with injury scares, and this year for the New York Giants, the latest one surrounds Kenny Golladay.
Golladay came into camp as the team’s top free agent acquisition, but became the center of concern for a different reason when he had to leave the field due to an apparent hamstring injury on Tuesday. Despite some initial worries coming from this, Joe Judge insisted that the Giants had avoided the worst case scenario.
It looks like Judge had accurate information, as Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News is reporting that Golladay is only set to miss two to three weeks with the injury.
NEWS: “The expectation after Kenny Golladay’s doctor visit is that he’ll probably miss 2-3 weeks due to his hamstring pull, per source. Prudent for Giants to be cautious.” #Giants
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) August 5, 2021
Golladay having to miss two to three weeks isn’t exactly a positive outcome, especially as the new wide receiver already has a limited amount of time to build chemistry with Daniel Jones and learn Jason Garrett’s offense before the start of the season. However, the verdict could have been far worse.
The Giants likely aren’t going to rush Golladay back into action, just like they aren’t rushing Saquon Barkley. Like with Barkley, they have good reasons to be more considerate of Golladay’s long term future. The largest of those reasons is the huge four year contract that Golladay signed to become the team’s number one receiving threat.
If we’re lucky, we might still see Golladay make a return at some point in the preseason. But given the likely cautious approach from the Giants, that shouldn’t be assumed.
As for Golladay’s status for week one, that remains to be seen. But based on the current reports coming out, it doesn’t look like this injury will last long enough to keep Golladay out against Denver unless there’s a setback.