The New York Giants have once again been plagued by injuries to some of their more influential players. The latest news regarding cornerback DeAndre Baker could be terrible, but it’s unknown if he will escape a severe injury.
Head coach Pat Shurmur stated that Baker “felt something” in his knee during warmups before Sunday’s practice began. He immediately left practice and was diagnosed with a knee sprain, but will get an MRI on Monday. A sprain essentially means that a ligament in his knee partially tore — we have to pray it wasn’t his ACL.
His MCL or LCL would take far less time to heal, because any tear to his ACL will require surgery to repair the entire tendon, officially ruling him out for the season. With Sam Beal still nursing an injury and the only other corner available being Corey Ballentine, behind Janoris Jenkins, the Giants could be in big trouble.
While there’s nothing that stated Baker would miss any time during the regular season, non-contact injuries in the NFL are always worrisome. We will update you via TWITTER on the severity of the damage.
Ballentine, who recorded two tackle assists and an interception against the Jets last Thursday, would be the next man up given the Giants’ first-round pick misses any time. Corey has played with a chip on his shoulder and is looking to leave his mark on the NFL.
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