New York Giants: Key Players Fall To Injuries


In addition to the awful showing the New York Giants put up in the first preseason game, multiple players went down with significant injuries. Most notable players with injuries were Landon Collins and Mykkle Thompson. Collins got off easy with an MCL sprain, but Thompson wasn’t so lucky and is out for the season with an Achilles injury.

The two rookies were projected to be major contributors in the overhaul of the Giants’ defense. Collins luckily isn’t going to miss too much time, but the issue is that rookies need as much practice as they can get. Collins can’t afford to miss valuable practice time.

The total loss of Thompson leaves the Giants with fewer options at safety this season. Bennett Jackson and Cooper Taylor lead the pack now that Thompson is injured. Either one of them should emerge as the leading candidate to take a starting role.

In addition to the loss of the two rookie safeties, the Giants also lost Trumaine McBride and Jayron Hosley to injuries as well. Both were valuable contributors to the Giants defense as well.

The Giants better hope that these injuries, with the exception of Thompson, are short term because they can’t afford the lack of depth. Lack of depth is what killed them last season.

The injury plague continues to take its toll on this Giants’ squad. It seems to be that this team can’t catch a break. Tom Coughlin and the Giants’ coaching staff are going to have to be very careful when choosing which players get reps in the upcoming preseason games. The team can’t afford another major loss.

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