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Evan Engram injury update: Giants’ tight end headed for tests after suffering apparent calf injury

Giants take yet another hit at tight end

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New York Giants coach Joe Judge hinted on Monday that tight end Evan Engram, who left Sunday’s preseason game against the New England Patriots with what was called a calf injury, might miss some time.

Judge said that Engram was headed for tests “to kind of measure the severity of whatever it [the injury] may be.”

Engram looked despondent on the bench when he was checked by trainers Sunday after suffering the injury.

“We’ll have to see where he’s at in terms of how we manage him,” Judge said in reference to whether or not Engram would be available for the Sept. 12 season opener vs. the Denver Broncos.

The Giants are already thin at tight end. Levine Toilolo and Rysen John are on IR. Kyle Rudolph has just begun practicing after offseason foot surgery, and his availability for Week 1 remains in question.

Kaden Smith, Nakia Griffin-Stewart and Jake Hausmann are the Giants’ only healthy tight ends.

Darius Slayton update

Wide receiver Darius Slayton left Sunday’s game with an ankle/foot injury. Judge said he “didn’t have a ton of information,” but expected Slayton to practice in some fashion later this week.