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Darius Slayton once again sidelined with an injured hamstring

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Slayton sits out practice with a hamstring injury

NFL: New York Giants-Training Camp Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants might have hoped that they were getting healthier as the regular season approached. Unfortunately that doesn’t quite seem to be the case, as players are once again dealing with injuries as the Giants prepare for the final preseason game.

The most notable is rookie wide receiver Darius Slayton who is once again dealing with a hamstring issue.

Slayton has already missed most of the month of August with a hamstring injury suffered at the beginning of training camp. The Giants were high on Slayton coming in to camp after a strong off-season of work, but his hamstring injury has kept him from getting valuable reps. The rookie wideout has all the tools to be a productive receiver, but he needs to continue to work on his route running after coming from a very simplistic passing attack at Auburn.

Slayton’s isn’t the only lower-body injury for the Giants, as safety Kenny Ladler is also out of practice with a hamstring issue and TE Garrett Dickerson is on the sideline with an injured quad. Both Ladler and Dickerson are fighting for roster spots and missed reps are missed opportunities.

Caution is always advised when dealing with hamstring injuries as they’re tricky injuries and the muscle might not be fully healthy even if it feels it. Hopefully these are just short-term injuries and the Giants will get their players — Slayton in particular — back sooner rather than later.