Isaiah Hodgins shows how badly injured his ankle was ahead of Giants-Vikings game

Isaiah Hodgins, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
Isaiah Hodgins, NY Giants. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) /

Just when you didn’t think it was possible to have more love for NY Giants wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins, the youngster showcases how much of a warrior he is for this team. Leading up to Sunday’s NFL Wild Card Round matchup with the Vikings, Hodgins showed up on the injury report with a bum ankle.

It wasn’t considered serious, though, and Hodgins not only suited up for the postseason tilt, but he hauled in eight balls for 105 yards and a touchdown, leading the way for the Giants aerial attack.

After the win, Hodgins ended up showing everyone on Instagram a photo of his bruised ankle before taking the field. His ankle looked awful, yet he didn’t let that stop him from cooking up the Vikings secondary.

NY Giants WR Isaiah Hodgins fought through his injured ankle against Minnesota

How in the world was Hodgins not only able to play on Sunday, but also look like he was 100 percent healthy? Most people who have an ankle looking like that are either on crutches or barely able to walk. For Hodgins, the injury didn’t slow him down in the slightest and he recorded his massive day catching the ball from Daniel Jones.

Not only has Hodgins been dependable for Jones, but he’s turned into the top wide receiver for this team – playing the way everyone thought that Kenny Golladay would. Hodgins has posted several fantastic grabs, catching just about everything Danny Dimes throws his way.

After signing with the team in early November, Hodgins has been a total treat to watch for the G-Men. His videos of the team celebrating wins keep getting better too. The clip after the upset win over the Vikings is priceless.

This team is buzzing right now and the morale is through the roof. The Giants keep proving people wrong and Hodgins has most definitely come in from out of nowhere and been one of the best offensive playmakers for this squad. As we’ve said before, a lot of NY supporters had probably never even heard of this kid prior to the 2022 campaign.

That all has changed now. With the Giants set to take on the Eagles in the Divisional Round, Hodgins will no question be a big part of the offensive plan while taking on Philly. No. 18 has shown unreal toughness and he’s just getting started. He’s also played his way into a new deal with NY for next season. Joe Schoen must bring the youngster back.