The New York Giants have ruled rookie Safety Darian Thomspon out of their game against the Washington Redskins.
Thompson was added to the Giants’ injury report Wednesday, listed as being limited by a “sore foot”. The Giants announced that he was won’t play in Sunday’s game against the Redskins, stating that he is “week to week” with a sprained foot.
We don’t know the exact nature or severity of Thompson’s injury, only that he initially injured it while making a tackle in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. He left the game but came back in to play before long.
As of now, it seems likely that third year player Nat Berhe will start alongside Landon Collins and Leon Hall should take over the third safety role with only two natural safeties healthy. The Giants also elevated cornerback Michael Hunter from the practice squad in the wake of the injury to Mykkele Thompson.
Darian Thompson is in a walking boot. Suffered a sprain on top of left foot.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) September 22, 2016
Despite his youth, Thompson’s injury is a significant one. His presence at free safety has allowed Landon Collins to play to his strengths, roving close to the line of scrimmage, and Thompson’s ability to communicate has helped solidify the secondary. Berhe has played well when he has been on the field, and should soon develop a reputation as a feared tackler.
Thompson also injured a shoulder in the preseason.
Here is the full injury report from Thursday.