4 NY Giants injury concerns ahead of the Packers showdown
By Zach Wolpin
1. OLB Azeez Ojulari
Giants second-year pro Azeez Ojulari missed the first two games of the season with a calf injury. He then made his season debut against the Cowboys in Week 3 and played in just under 50 percent of the Giants defensive snaps vs. the Bears. Ojulari left the game with a calf injury on the last drive, but he expressed optimism postgame that he would be fine. Calf injuries are tricky for a player like Ojulari that relies on a massive amount of lower-body strength and explosiveness.
The team will have to monitor how he does in practice this week. It could be a case of where we don’t see him much in practice and he saves his energy for London. Additionally, rookie OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux left the game on the last drive with back spasms., but he said he is fine. He played in 46 of the of the Giants 62 defensive snaps vs. Chicago.
The hope is that both Ojulari and Thibodeaux will be as close to 100 percent as possible for this matchup. The pass-rush will need to be on point for this one, as the last thing NY can afford to do is give Rodgers too much time to scan the field.