With each passing week, the New York Giants’ injury list gets longer and longer. There are 10 players on the initial Wednesday report as the Giants begin preparations to host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
We already know that offensive lineman Justin Pugh (back) probably won’t play this week, and maybe not for a few weeks after that. Coach Ben McAdoo said this week that Pugh is “probably going to have to sit out a little bit.”
The linebacker situation still looks problematic. B.J. Goodson hasn’t played since Week 7 due to an ankle injury. His backup, Keenan Robinson, went on IR this week. Kelvin Sheppard, signed as insurance last week, left his first game early with a groin injury and his status is uncertain. Devon Kennard and Calvin Munson (both with quad injuries) remain on the injury report.
The team did sign veteran Akeem Ayers this week, but whether or not he could help right away is uncertain.
Offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, who was hobbled late in Sunday’s game, has an ankle injury. With Pugh likely out and Fluker not at full strength the right side of the offensive line might be in shambles.
Defensive tackles Damon Harrison and Dalvin Tomlinson have ankle issues, Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is on the list and cornerback Donte Deayon (ankle) continues to be on the injury report.
Giants’ injury report
CB Donte Deayon (ankle)
OL D.J. Fluker (ankle)
LB B.J. Goodson (ankle)
DT Damon Harrison (ankle)
LB Devon Kennard (quad)
LB Calvin Munson (quad)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee)
OL Justin Pugh (back)
LB Kelvin Sheppard (groin)
DT Dalvin Tomlinson (ankle)