Rough injury news arrives for NY Giants TE Daniel Bellinger

NY Giants, Daniel Bellinger. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NY Giants, Daniel Bellinger. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll were hoping for a smooth training camp, with only good news coming on the injury front. The opposite has already proven to be the case with rookies reporting early on before the veterans. That’s because some not so great news has arrived for rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger.

It was just revealed that the former San Diego State product, who enters camp as the favorite to win the starting TE job, has been placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Bellinger is dealing with a quad injury, which has seemingly come from out of nowhere. Bellinger was working with Daniel Jones and other playmakers getting ready for camp, and now his status for Week 1 is totally up in the air.

NY Giants TE Daniel Bellinger is on the PUP list with a quad injury

The hope for the Giants and Schoen is that this is just a minor injury and that the fourth-round pick will be able to suit up for camp sooner than later and make his NY debut during the preseason. However, there’s most definitely some concern right now that this injury could be more on the serious side.

Quad injuries are nothing to mess around with the the G-Men are most certainly going to take their time with Bellinger. The last thing Daboll and Co. will want to do is rush him back too soon and then have this become an ever bigger problem for the youngster. That would be a total nightmare for NY.

As reporter Zach Rosenblatt stated, the Giants can activate Bellinger off the PUP list from now until any moment leading up to the start of the campaign. However, if Bellinger isn’t ready to go by then, the Giants would then have to be without him for at least the first four weeks of the season. That feels like the worst-case scenario.

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Let’s see if Bellinger can rehab this injury and get back on the gridiron sooner than later. With training camp set to get started next week, the Giants won’t have him out on the field to catch balls for Jones and showcase his blocking skills. That’s going to be a bummer for the coaching staff, but they’re going to want to be patient with Bellinger in this case. His injury will of course be something to monitor over the next few weeks.