The New York Giants can’t afford to sustain any more injuries to the wide receiver unit, but that hasn’t stopped former first-round pick, Kadarius Toney, from picking up hamstring injuries faster than the Dallas Cowboys sign criminals.
Over the first four weeks of the 2022 regular season, Toney has played in just 35 offensive snaps, good for 12% against the Tennessee Titans and 38% against the Carolina Panthers. However, he failed to appear against the Cowboys or the Chicago Bears, once again putting him in a state of purgatory.
Toney has experienced three hamstring injuries so far this season, which is quite impressive given he only has two hamstrings. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Toney injured the opposite hamstring he was already nursing, which held him out of the previous two games and limited his reps significantly during practice.
The New York Giants should shut Kadarius Toney down:
At this point in time, the best course of action for the Giants is likely to shut him down and place him on injured reserve for the next four weeks.
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Considering Toney primarily gets injured during practice, the team simply can’t let him continue practicing if he’s going to continue missing games. The better alternative for the Giants would be to clear his roster spot and sign another receiver in the meantime, especially with Kenny Golladay suffering an MCL sprain, Sterling Shepard going down with an ACL tear, and Wan’Dale Robinson still on the mend.
The situation between the Giants and Toney is only getting messier with every additional injury, and while the electric receiver continues to take to social media to voice his displeasure, recently saying ”easy to talk…when it’s not you,” it doesn’t absolve the fact that he can’t contribute toward the team’s success.