Injuries could prevent promising NY Giants WR from making the 53-man roster

The second-year wideout can't seem to stay healthy
New York Giants Offseason Workout
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When it comes to injuries, it seems like the NY Giants have been cursed over the past year or so. While a lot of the attention is on Daniel Jones trying to get back to 100 percent, he's not the only one who's a little banged up.

During mandatory minicamp, second-year wideout Bryce Ford-Wheaton suffered a sprained shoulder, which was tough to see. The former West Virginia standout has a mountain to climb to try and make the 53-man roster,and after tearing his ACL last preseason, and a new injury is the last thing he wants to be dealing with.

Bryce Ford-Wheaton is dealing with a shoulder injury ahead of training camp

Last offseason, Ford-Wheaton signed with the G-Men as an undrafted free agent. It was a total stunner that he didn't hear his name called during the draft, as some analysts had him pegged as a third or fourth-round pick.

Instead, he joined NY as an UDFA and he made a lot of noise throughout OTAs and camp. Unfortunately, he suffered his torn ACL during a preseason game and just like that, his rookie campaign was over before it could even get started.

Despite that major setback, Ford-Wheaton worked his tail off in his rehab and he's also been impressing this spring during offseason workouts. The shoulder injury, however, is yet more adversity for him to try and overcome.

With his 6-3, 220-pound frame, he has fantastic size for an outside wideout and Ford-Wheaton also has the potential to make a strong impact with the special teams unit as well. With that said, he has to find a way to stay healthy to make sure he's around for the Week 1 battle vs. Minnesota.

Right now, Brian Daboll and Co. can only hope Ford-Wheaton can be ready to rock by the time camp rolls around in late July. For Ford-Wheaton's sake, he has to get healthy and stay that way. Otherwise, the decision to leave him off the 53-man roster could end up being an easy one.