Other than the players the NY Giants put on injured reserve earlier in the week, the team has a very clean injury report heading into Week 3.
The NY Giants had a rough week last Sunday against the Chicago Bears when it came to injuries – and the final result – but when it comes to the players on their active roster, Big Blue’s injury report is about as clean as it gets.
It’s going to be hard to replace Saquon Barkley, who went down with a torn ACL, and Sterling Shepard, who is dealing with turf toe, but the NY Giants won’t have to deal with any other injuries as they take on the banged up San Fransisco 49ers at Metlife Stadium on Sunday.
The team signed Devonta Freeman earlier in the Week to attempt to fill the void left by Barkley and he should give the 32-ranked running game a boost against a 49ers defense that is now a shell of itself.
It’s unclear who the NY Giants will call up from the practice squad to replace Sterling Shepard, although it would be nice to see UDFA Binjimen Victor get the call to add some much-needed size to the unit.
NY Giants’ Week 3 injury report
The NY Giants are currently listing only two players on their official injury report as of Friday and both of them were able to practice in some capacity.
Defensive back Adrian Colbert is nursing a quad injury that limited him at both Wednesday and Thursday’s practices, although he figures to be a reserve anyway.
Another reserve, edge-rusher and rookie Carter Coughlin is still dealing with a hamstring injury but he was able to fully-participate in both practices this week.
The field conditions of Metlife Stadium have been called into question as of late, so it’ll be interesting to see if any more players go down with serious injuries like we saw in the 49ers-Jets contest last weeked.