3 big injury returns for the NY Giants vs. Washington

Azeez Ojulari, NY Giants. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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The NY Giants are back in action on Sunday and will play their NFC East rivals the Washington Commanders on home turf at MetLife Stadium for the first time this season. Yup, this is going to be a big one.

Injuries were a main topic of conversation last week as the Giants were crippled with multiple starters absent for the Thanksgiving Day game vs. the Dallas Cowboys. The good news is that Brian Daboll’s team can expect reinforcements ready for Week 13. Here is a look at three players we could see return to take on the Commanders.

3. Tight end Daniel Bellinger

A rookie tight end, Daniel Bellinger has been a key piece of the Giants offense this season. The fourth-round draft pick started off well, scoring two touchdowns in six games while also being a key blocker. Unfortunately, Bellinger suffered a fractured eye socket Week 7 in the 23-17 win over Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bellinger was not placed on Injured Reserve (IR) and was given a timeframe of 4-6 weeks for a return and he is approaching that return window. The San Diego State product was limited at practice on earlier in the week, but there’s hope he’ll be able to suit up.

Brian Daboll said he is optimistic about Bellinger being ready for Sunday. Offensive coordinator Mike Kafka will be hoping that he will be playing, as the Giants will need every offensive weapon they have in a crucial game. Both Washington and NY are fighting for a playoff spot. This contest is massive.