3 new injury concerns for the NY Giants after Jaguars game

Daniel Bellinger, NY Giants. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The New York Football Giants are 6-1 and it feels so good, but not everything is peachy for head coach Brian Daboll, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and defensive coordinator Wink Martindale. Throughout the year, injuries have been a major issue for Big Blue and more of the same was the case in Week 7.

Unfortunately for the G-Men, several guys went down with serious enough injuries that they had to be carted off the field. Now, everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that three guys in particular won’t have to miss a significant amount of time, as the trio we discuss below have been key for NY’s success through seven games.

3. TE Daniel Bellinger

Giants rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger has been among the Giants standouts this season. Bellinger has been a great pass-catching target in 2022, hauling in 16 balls for 152 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for a touchdown. Bellinger has been massive in the running game, and has showed off his strong blocking prowess, opening up holes for Saquon Barkley to fly through.

In the first half of Sunday’s victory, Bellinger was inadvertently poked in the eye by Jaguars rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd during a tackle attempt, and had to be carted off the field. The injury was rather scary, as Bellinger’s eye became very swollen. Bellinger had to be transported to the hospital to undergo testing. Per insider Tom Rock, Bellinger is expected to have surgery, but he’s going further exams to see what his best options are.

The Giants can’t afford to lose Bellinger for a significant amount of time, as he has been a key playmaker in the Giants 6-1 start. Chris Myriack and Tanner Hudson stepped up without Bellinger vs. the Jaguars, but a prolonged Bellinger absence could be costly for the offense.