4 injury concerns for the NY Giants leading up to the Colts matchup

Azeez Ojulari, NY Giants. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Azeez Ojulari, NY Giants. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /
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Clinchmas was cancelled by Greg Joseph in Week 16, but the NY Giants can solidify their spot in the postseason with a victory over the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday. MetLife Stadium is going to be rocking for this one.

Unfortunately, Brian Daboll’s bunch could be missing a myriad of key contributors when the time comes for kickoff. However, as the week goes on, there’s more and more promise on key guys being able to suit up. Leading up to the action, we take a look at four injury concerns for Daboll and Co.

4. Pass-rusher Azeez Ojulari

Since Azeez Ojulari’s return to the field for the Giants, their defensive front has been transformed. Not only has Ojulari made opposing quarterback’s sweat, but he’s opened up a whole new avenue for star rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Unfortunately, Ojulari had to miss some time against the Minnesota Vikings, sitting for the entire second half after hurting his ankle while sacking Kirk Cousins. Luckily, Brian Daboll was hopeful while speaking on whether the pass-rusher would be able to go this weekend.  All signs are pointing to Ojulari being ready for kickoff, which of course is massive for defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.

With the Colts quarterback situation is in dire straights, a healthy Ojulari could make all the difference. Nick Foles will get another start, and he’s coming off a horrible showing vs. the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16. A healthy Ojulari will give Foles and Co. all kinds of problems.