OLB Azeez Ojulari suffering an injury setback is deflating for the NY Giants

Azeez Ojulari, NY Giants. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Azeez Ojulari, NY Giants. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

You can’t even make this stuff up. It feels like every single day the NY Giants have a new injury to worry about. Earlier in the week, training camp standout Collin Johnson suffered a season-ending torn Achilles. Now, there’s plenty of panic surrounding the status of star outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari.

At the end of the joint practice with the Jets, the Giants decided to run some sprints up and down the field. Something happened with Ojulari and he ended up injuring himself while running. He was in so much pain, the outside ‘backer had to be helped off the field by two trainers. This is unbelievable.

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Keep in mind here that Ojulari missed time during camp because of a hamstring injury. The severity of this new injury suffered on Thursday is unknown yet, but there’s of course plenty of concern. The showdown with the Titans is coming on Sept. 11 and it’s also unknown if No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux will be available.

In the win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night, Thibodeaux was on the other end of a low block from Thaddeus Moss. Thibodeaux fell to the turf in an incredible amount of pain. Luckily, he was diagnosed with an MCL sprain and he’ll be out for the next 3-4 weeks. That leaves a chance for him to play Week 1, but the Giants won’t want to rush him back either.

With Ojulari, it’s safe to say his status for Week 1 is completely up in the air as well. In the video above, he was moving quite gingerly and couldn’t even make his way to the locker room on his own. Do we really think he’ll be able to go full speed against the Titans’ offensive line in a little over two weeks?

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For now, we’re all going to have to wait for the Giants to release an update on the standout defenseman, but things don’t look promising. It’s been a rough spring and summer injury wise for the Giants and things have somehow managed to get even worse due to this Ojulari development. This team has been so unlucky and it has been rough for first-year head coach Brian Daboll.