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Giants’ S Xavier McKinney expected to remain sidelined vs. Washington

Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson also still not practicing

Xavier McKinney, one of the four injured players the New York Giants were hoping to get back for Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders, will not play this week. Giants coach Brian Daboll said “I would say no’’ when asked on Wednesday if McKinney will play vs. Washington.

The third-year safety has been out of the lineup since fracturing fingers in his left hand during a bye week accident in Mexico. This will be McKinney’s sixth consecutive missed game.

Other players who did not practice on Wednesday included cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (knee), offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (toe) and offensive lineman Joshua Ezeudu (neck). That would likely mean those players will miss another game. Jackson, the team’s best cornerback, is another player the Giants had hoped might return against the Commanders.

Edge defender Jihad Ward and wide receiver/kick returner Richie James are in the league’s concussion protocol and also did not practice.

Defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence and safety Julian Love got veteran rest days, as they did last Wednesday.

Leonard Williams (neck), Daniel Bellinger (ribs) and Elerson Smith (achilles) were limited.

On the positive side for the Giants, Saquon Barkley was a full practice participant, and is not even listed on the injury report. Barkley was limited a week ago by a neck injury.

Wednesday injury report


Did not practice

OL Josh Ezeudu (Neck)
DB Adoree’ Jackson (Knee)
WR Richie James (Concussion)
DL Dexter Lawrence (Not Injury Related - Rest)
OL Shane Lemieux (Toe)
DB Julian Love (Not Injury Related - Rest)
Edge Jihad Ward (Concussion)

Limited participation

TE Daniel Bellinger (Rib)
DB Nick McCloud (Illness)
LB Elerson Smith (Achilles)
DL Leonard Williams (Neck)

Full participation

LB Micah McFadden (Neck/Ankle)


Limited participation

RB Antonio Gibson (Foot)
WR Dax Milne (Foot)
G Andrew Norwell (Shoulder)
RB Brian Robinson Jr. (Quad)
WR Cam Sims (Back)
DE James Smith-Williams (Concussion)
CB Benjamin St.-Juste (Ankle)
DE Montez Sweat (Concussion)
G Trai Turner (Knee)
DE Chase Young (Knee)

Full participation

T Sam Cosmi (Ankle)
LB Jamin Davis (Thumb)