The New York Giants have announced that tight end Levine Toilolo suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Wednesday evening’s practice.
Media members in attendance at Wednesday night’s practice reported that Toilolo suffered a leg injury and was carted off the field.
The Giants primarily used Toilolo as a blocking tight end in 2020, making use of his uncommon size and strength for the position. The Giants were among the league leaders in multiple tight end sets between their use of 12 and 13 personnel packages.
The Giants have a crowded tight end position with six healthy tight ends on the roster before Toilolo’s injury, though one of those — Tommy Stevens — was just signed. The team is still waiting for veteran free agent addition Kyle Rudolph to return to health and be able to be activated off of the PUP list. Rysen John is on the COVID-19 Reserve list.
The start of the Giants’ training camp has been an active one with a number of unwelcome surprises already. Hopefully, Toilolo will have a quick and complete recovery.