NY Giants kicker Graham Gano found an unorthodox way to stay sharp, while quarantined on the COVID-19/reserve list
NY Giants kicker Graham Gano tested positive for COVID-19 last week, and was added to the COVID-19/reserve list, but that hasn’t stopped the veteran from staying sharp while quarantined.
Presumably isolated in an East Rutherford hotel room, Gano brought a kicking net and is practicing his form while isolated from his family and teammates.
Prior to testing positive for the virus, Gano had missed just one field goal, a 51-yard attempt on a windy day in Chicago back in Week 2, and looks like he’s determined not to let the virus get him down.
You can check out video of Gano practicing kicks in what looks like his hotel room below:
It remains to be seen whether Gano will be eligible to return from the COVID-19/reserve list in time for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, given that testing and entry protocols take a minimum of four days, it is unlikely the Giants will be able to sign and have a new kicker available in time for Week 12.
Assuming the Giants aren’t able to bring in another kicker, it could be kicker/punter Ryan Santoso handling the kicking duties on Sunday afternoon.
Prior to testing positive, Gano signed a three-year contact extension worth $14 million, including $9 million guaranteed.