NY Giants WR Golden Tate suffered a knee injury late in Thursday’s practice
NY Giants wide receiver Golden Tate injured his knee late in Thursday’s practice, and was added to the team’s injury report ahead of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium.
Tate was benched by the Giants for last week’s game against the Washington Football Team, after he screamed into the ESPN cameras “throw me the ball” after catching a touchdown pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his wife later posting an inflammatory post on Instagram criticizing his usage.
Thursday was to be the first time Tate was to speak to the media since being left behind for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. However, the Giants say he was injured late in practice.
The Giants hope to get Tate back on the field for Sunday’s pivotal NFC East game against the Eagles.
“Golden’s getting ready to play Philly right now,” Giants head coach Joe Judge said prior to practice. “I love the way he came to practice yesterday, I love the way he’s preparing so far today. “Look, we’re totally past the whole situation last week. It is what it is. I look forward to getting Golden on the field with us. We’ll roll him in fast.”
In addition to Tate, running back Devonta Freeman (ankle), wide receiver Sterling Shepard (hip/toe) were also limited participants in practice. Meanwhile, tight end Kaden Smith was a full participant after sitting out Wednesday’s practice while in the concussion protocol.
The Giants host the Eagles at 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
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