Why can't we enjoy nice things? Last Sunday, the NY Giants were able to stun the Washington Commanders on the road and the vibes were great for this team. Now, though, more injury concerns have arrived, this time with All-Pro nose tackle Dexter Lawrence.
Sexy Dexy hasn't been able to practice this week, putting his status in jeopardy for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. On Friday morning, Brian Daboll said he expects Lawrence to be listed as 'doubtful' for Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium. Not having him out on the field will be a big blow for Wink Martindale and his defense.
Darius Slayton and Dexter Lawrence aren't expected to play vs. New England
As insider Dan Duggan noted, this will be the first game Lawrence misses in his five-year playing career because of an injury - outside of missing a contest due to COVID in 2021, Lawrence has been fully reliable for the G-Men.
Lawrence is dealing with a hamstring issue, which seems to be haunting the Big Blue locker room this fall. The playmaker has been without question one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL this season and arguably the top interior defensive lineman. It's a shame fans won't be able to see him put on a show vs. the Pats.
Elsewhere on the injury front, Daboll also said that he doesn't expect wide receiver Darius Slayton to put the pads on either. Slayton injured his arm against the Commanders and you could tell he was in a ton of pain. Before going down, Slayton hauled in an awesome long touchdown from Tommy DeVito:
While Slayton isn't a superstar by any means, he's a stud for this offense and his speed is a game-changer. DeVito will miss not having him out on the field. These two injuries, plus Evan Neal already being ruled out, is going to be a problem for the G-Men. It'll be on the other guys on the field to step up their level of play to try and take down the AFC East side.