Evan Engram injury history and updates

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (Image via The Enquirer)
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (Image via The Enquirer) /

Evan Engram made his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2020, but it was the first time the NY Giants’ TE made it through a season without an injury

How often does NY Giants tight end Evan Engram get injured?

Engram finished the first season of his career in 2020 where he managed to appear in all 16 games, despite durability concerns that have dogged him since the NY Giants chose him in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Through the first four seasons of Engram’s career, he’s now missed 14 games, but aims to prove once again he can stay on the field in 2021, while playing under the fifth-year option.

Here’s a look at some of Engram’s most notable injuries, as well as updates on the most recent injury he sustained.

Evan Engram injury history

Evan Engram sprained foot, November 2019

The NY Giants placed Evan Engram on injured reserve late in the 2019, after he suffered a mid-foot sprain in a 37-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, in Week 9 of the 2019 season.

Before getting injured, Engram caught 44 passes for 467 yards and three touchdowns that season.

"“Personally, I feel like I did some good things, put a lot of good things on tape, put some things on tape that I still have to work on,” Engram said at the time of the injury. “I think the biggest thing is staying sharp on my routes and trying to stay on blocks is something that I’m going to try and continue to improve on, that I got to reflect on.”"

Engram would go on to have surgery in December, 2019, after being placed on injured reserve.

Evan Engram sprained MCL, October 2019

Engram suffered a sprained MCL in the NY Giants’ 28-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at MetLife Stadium.

Against the Vikings, Engram caught six of his 11 targets for 42 yards, but suffered a knee injury that kept him out of the NY Giants’ game four days later on Thursday Night Football against the New England Patriots.

Evan Engram thigh/hamstring pull, November 2018

Engram suffered a pulled hamstring during pre-game warmups prior to the NY Giants’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles and was held out both for that game and the following week against the Chicago Bears.

During an injury-riddled campaign, Engram finished 2018 with 45 receptions for 577 yards and three touchdowns.

Evan Engram sprained MCL, September 2018

Despite getting off to a relatively fast start to the 2018 season, catching 10 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown through the first three weeks, the injury bug took another bite out of the NY Giants’ tight end.

Engram suffered a sprained MCL in the NY Giants’ 27-22 victory over the Houston Texans, which sidelined him for the next three games.

 Evan Engram concussion, August 2018

Engram’s 2018 season was impacted by an injury before it even began, when he suffered a concussion during an NY Giants preseason win over the Jets.

Fortunately for the NY Giants, he cleared the protocol ahead of the season opener in Arlington against the Dallas Cowboys.

Evan Engram rib injury, December 2017

Perhaps a harbinger of things to come for Engram, he was made inactive for the final game of his rookie season, after suffering a rib injury in Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles. After being chosen with the No. 23 overall pick in the NFL Draft, Engram caught 64 passes for 722 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games, making 11 starts.

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