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Giants-Eagles injury news: Kadarius Toney questionable for Week 16 game

Giants injury updates for Week 16

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The New York Giants will be without three players — offensive lineman Ben Bredeson (ankle), wide receiver Collin Johnson (hamstring) and running back Gary Brightwell (neck) — Sunday vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.

Rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney heads a group of three Giants just off the Reserve/COVID-19 list who are questionable for Sunday.

Giants Friday injury report

Out

OL Ben Bredeson (ankle)
RB Gary Brightwell (neck)
WR Collin Johnson (hamstring)

Questionable

DL Austin Johnson (foot)
DB J.R. Reed (COVID ramp up)
WR Kadarius Toney(oblique/COVID ramp up)
LB Oshane Ximines (COVID ramp up)


THURSDAY

The New York Giants welcomed wide receiver Kadarius Toney, edge defender Oshane Ximines and safety J.R. Reed back to their practice facility on Wednesday. All three were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

“We’ll see if there’s any opportunity on the backend of practice even with some kind of a walkthrough with the team or where they would be. We’d have to remove them from the list and activate them to the roster to include them in team activities,” head coach Joe Judge said. “First priority is to see where they are physically. Obviously, the trainers will check with them in terms of just how they feel. They’ve cleared all those tests, they’ve tested negative to get back in the building, but the bigger part will be getting them out here and seeing where they are from a standpoint of inactivity for the last week-and-a-half as well as the symptoms they had to deal with.”

The only player who did not practice Thursday was guard Ben Bredeson, who continues to deal with an ankle injury.

Giants Thursday injury report

Did not practice

OL Ben Bredeson (ankle)

Limited participation

RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
RB Gary Brightwell (neck)
FB Cullen Gillaspia (shin)
DL Austin Johnson (foot)
TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle)
OL Andrew Thomas (ankle)
DL Leonard Williams (triceps)


WEDNESDAY

Nothing unexpected, or really even new, on the Wednesday injury report for the New York Giants. The team continues to wait for wide receiver Kadarius Toney, the team’s first-round draft, to be activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list and return to practice.

Toney has missed the last four games with injuries (quad/oblique) and then COVID-19.

“Kadarius has an opportunity to get back in the building tomorrow (Thursday),” head coach Joe Judge said. “We expect him to be here with us. That being said, in terms of where he’s at physically from the injury he was dealing with as well as COVID, we’ll have to wait and see where he’s at tomorrow to see whether we can get him on the field.”

Toney has had an odd season. Judge, though, did not seem to be down on the rookie at all.

“There are a lot of things that are really outside of his control. What I’ve been pleased with him is when he’s been in the building with us, when he’s been healthy and present, he’s really done a really good job,” Judge said. “When he’s been removed for different reasons – obviously, he’s dealing with COVID right now – he’s done a good job staying engaged in meetings. One thing that’s really a strength of his is he’s very, very intelligent. He has the flexibility to play a lot of different positions. He really learns the entire offense conceptually and it gives him flexibility within it to play in different spots, which really with his skillset, that’s something you look to do is build him in for matchups in different places. I’m really pleased with the way he’s worked.

“Obviously, there have been some setbacks. These are things that are outside of his control. He’s tried to play through injuries, he’s been set back with some different things. Sometimes you have things pop up, that’s just the reality of it. I think for any of these rookies, the nature of it is it’s a long season.”

The Giants held a walk-through on Wednesday. Participation listed below is estimated.

Giants Wednesday injury report

Did not practice

OL Ben Bredeson (ankle)
RB Gary Brightwell (neck)

Limited participation

RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
FB Cullen Gillaspiaa (shin)
DL Austin Johnson (foot)
TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle)
OL Andrew Thomas (ankle)
DL Leonard Williams (triceps)