Kenny Golladay’s first season as a New York Giant has been rather disappointing.
First, it was a hamstring injury which caused him to miss the entirety of preseason in the summer. Then, it was a knee issue, knocking him out of the Giants’ Week 5 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys on October 10.
This ailment caused him to miss three straight games and although he returned to the field in Week 9, the No. 1 wideout has caught a total of six catches for 90 yards and no scores since coming back.
Now, on Sunday Dec. 5, Golladay got off to a hot start with three receptions for 37 yards against the Miami Dolphins. However, following his third catch, Golladay exited the game with an injury to his ribs in the first-half.
The Giants initially listed Golladay as questionable to return, but the FOX broadcast referred to his status as doubtful.
Although New York has not been able to catch a break on the injury front this season, Golladay surprisingly came back in to start the third quarter.
According to Jen Hale of FOX Sports, Giants head coach Joe Judge told her that Golladay “insisted” on returning to the game.
The Giants are already without Kadarius Toney (quad/oblique)and Sterling Shepard (quad). Not to mention, starting quarterback Daniel Jones is inactive this afternoon with a neck injury as well.
The Giants could ill afford to lose Golladay due to the slew of injuries that have hit their offense, and fortunately, he has opted to gut it out.
After signing a monstrous four-year, $72 million contract in free agency last March, Golladay has 26 receptions for 409 yards and zero scores this year.
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The Giants were trailing the Dolphins by a score of 10-3 on Sunday after allowing a late-touchdown with time winding down in the second quarter.
And as Ryan Dunleavy of The New York Post pointed out, the Giants have been outscored 52-0 in the last two minutes of the first-half this season.
While defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s unit has kept the Giants in games as of late, they have been abysmally bad against their opposition when trying to stop the hurry up offense.
Jones to Miss Time
While the Giants believed Daniel Jones (neck) had a chance to play this week, he could wind up missing several games.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Jones is now considered “week-to-week” and is going for additional tests on his neck on Monday, Dec. 6.
As Rapoport went onto reveal, Jones is now expected to miss multiple weeks. The Giants will examine the ligaments in Jones’ neck, as this ailment appears to be worse than first anticipated.
In the meantime, backup quarterback Mike Glennon is starting in place of Jones, with Jake Fromm serving as the second-string signal caller.
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