Landon Collins left the game cradling his arm and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo confirmed after the game that he fractured his forearm after a hard hit on a tackle in the second quarter.
Sterling Shepard also suffered a neck injury in the fourth quarter.
Spags: Landon Collins has a fracture in his forearm. Evan Engram has a rib injury. Sterling Shepard left the game with a neck injury.— New York Giants (@Giants) December 25, 2017
A bad season just got worse as the New York Giants lose Evan Engram to a rib injury.
UPDATE: TE Evan Engram (ribs) is OUT for the remainder of the game.— New York Giants (@Giants) December 24, 2017
Engram has been the Giants’ best weapon in a season that already saw them lose Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall in the same game.
Hopefully none of these injuries are severe.
But even if these players are out of their final game of the season, next week against the Washington Redskins, the Giants have to hope that they aren’t bad enough to linger into the off-season. At this point the Giants’ need Engram, Collins, and Shepard healthy to train and improve heading in to the 2018 season.
The Giants will look to have a new offensive scheme, as well as getting Beckham back, in 2018. Having Engram and Shepard healthy for the off-season program will go a long way toward revitalizing what has been one of the worst offenses in the NFL over the last two years. Likewise, Collins is the kind of player around whom defenses can be built. If the Giants want to rebound (again) from a horrible defensive record, having Collins available for as much of the off-season as possible is a good start.