As if things couldn’t possibly get worse from an injury standpoint for the NY Giants, backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor and tight end Daniel Bellinger both went down during Sunday’s game against the Jets. In addition to this, NY Giants defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes was also carted off.
While both Bellinger and Holmes’ injuries don’t seem all that serious, it is unknown the kind of condition Taylor is currently in. After he took a bad hit from Jets DL Micheal Clemons, he went to the tent, was carted off to the locker room, and was eventually listed as questionable with a back injury.
The NY Giants have been dealing with insane amounts of injuries over the years, being the most injured team in the NFL since 2009. It doesn’t seem to be slowing down either, with a slew of key players going down with injury so far this season.
Tyrod Taylor and Daniel Bellinger both go down with injuries in preseason game vs. Jets
After the performances of both Jake Fromm and Mike Glennon last season, it was very clear that the NY Giants had a huge issue at backup QB. However, that seemed to change after new general manager Joe Schoen signed Taylor to a two-year deal to backup Daniel Jones.
Taylor had been playing quite well thus far in the preseason. While his start against the Jets wasn’t very strong, it really didn’t help that Taylor would go down with an injury with only 2:33 remaining in the first quarter.
Taylor would later exit the locker room wearing normal clothes. Does that say much? No, but it is better to see him period than not at all.
As for Bellinger, it is unknown when exactly he sustained his injury. All that is known is that some time during the second quarter he exited the game to be evaluated for a concussion. Bellinger was drafted in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft and is expected to play a big role this season. Obviously a concussion is not a “major” injury. However, it is something to be cautious of.
We all know the NY Giants are a very talented team. Despite this, injuries have already played a toll on some of the players this season. It is really starting to seem as if the team’s chances of success rely on whether or not players can stay healthy.