The NY Giants’ injury report doesn’t look too bad, but Big Blue could still be without several key contributors in their Week One clash with the Steelers.
Its been a summer filled with injuries – something NY Giants fans are quite used to by now – but the Giants head into their opening matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers in relatively good shape injury wise based off their initial 53-man roster.
Obviously, the team will be without key projected starters safety like Xavier McKinney and inside linebacker David Mayo after they both got hurt on the same day earlier in training camp, but the team is only listing five total players on this week’s injury report and only three of them are in real jeopardy of not suiting up.
With little depth on defense, the NY Giants can ill afford anymore injuries – particularly in the secondary – and should something happen to a crucial member of that unit like James Bradberry this team could be in some real trouble.
The good news is that both the offensive and defensive lines are fully intact and ready to roll, as Big Blue will look to dominate the trenches this year if the team is going to enjoy any success.
The team’s most important duo of Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley enjoyed a fully-healthy summer, so that combined with the state of the offensive line should lead to a functioning offense under the Monday night lights at Metlife.
Let’s take an in-depth look at both the NY Giants’ and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ injury reports as they stand as of Saturday afternoon.