Just when you thought positive injury news would be on the way for the NY Giants leading up to Monday Night Football, head coach Brian Daboll has ruined our weekend. On Saturday, Coach Dabes revealed that All-Pro left tackle Andrew Thomas will be out for MNF.
Thomas has been battling an injury since Week 1. As you recall, Thomas injured his hamstring against the Cowboys trying to make a tackle on a blocked field goal that was taken back to the house for a touchdown. Thomas missed Week 2 and Week 3 because of it.
However, he had said that he was optimistic that he'd be able to get himself healthy enough to suit up vs. the Seahawks. We now know that won't be the case, which is bad news for the offensive line as a whole, plus quarterback Daniel Jones.
Andrew Thomas has officially been ruled out for Week 4 vs. the Seahawks
With Thomas out, youngster Joshua Ezeudu is expected to get the start at left tackle. Ezeudu has played the past two games at that spot, showcasing some promise, but also some inconsistency. The offensive line has stuggled through the first three games of the year, no doubt about that.
Not having Thomas out on the field is going to hurt the Giants ability to block both for the ground game and the aerial attack. Daboll also gave the update that Barkley will be practicing on Saturday, but his status is unknown to take on the Seahawks.
Barkley is trying to work his way back from the high-ankle sprain he suffred late against the Cardinals. He's been feeling better with each day, but the Pro Bowler still isn't at 100 percent. He'll be a game-time decision, but if he can't play and will be forced to watch from the sidelines along with Thomas, it'll be even more difficult for the G-Men to try and top Seattle.