Kyle Rudolph injury history and updates

Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

How often does NY Giants tight end Kyle Rudolph get injured?

Signed by the NY Giants back in March, both to add another dynamic and reliable option in the passing game for quarterback Daniel Jones, and an insurance policy on veteran injury-prone tight end Evan Engram, Rudolph is battling back from an injury of his own he’ll need to overcome in order to make an impact.

The NY Giants signed Rudolph to a two-year contract worth upwards of $12 million, sticking with their original offer even after it was discovered that the 31-year-old had a foot injury that required surgery.

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

Kyle Rudolph injury history

Kyle Rudolph foot injury, 2021

Rudolph suffered a season-ending foot injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13, and when NY Giants team doctors conducted a physical prior to him signing his free agent contract, discovered that the injury had yet to heal and required surgery.

While Rudolph’s only appearance during practices this spring, was standing stationary and catching passes from quarterback Daniel Jones, the veteran tight end says he doesn’t expect to miss any time due to the injury this upcoming season.

Kyle Rudolph knee sprain, ankle sprain, 2014

Rudolph suffered a pair of injuries in a 16-14 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 14. In that game, Rudolph sprained his knee and his ankle, which kept him out of Minnesota’s Week 15 contest against the Dolphins.

Kyle Rudolph sports hernia, 2014

During a 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Rudolph suffered one of the more significant injuries of his career, a sports hernia that required surgery to repair. Rudolph went on to miss six weeks due to the injury.

Kyle Rudolph foot injury, 2013

Rudolph’s season was cut short after one of his more impressive plays of the season. As Rudolph caught a touchdown pass against the Dallas Cowboys, he suffered the injury and was placed on injured reserve. Rudolph caught 30 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns that season.

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