EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants quarterback Tyrod Taylor, subbing for the already-injured Daniel Jones, left Sunday’s game against the Jets after taking a hit while scrambling with 7:09 left in the second quarter.
On the play where he was injured, Taylor escaped the pocket, fumbled, recovered and was ultimately sacked.
Taylor left the game and went to the locker room. He was ruled out with a rib injury and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. Taylor finished the game 4 of 7 for 8 yards and he ran six times for 33 yards.
After the game, the Giants issued the following statement on Taylor’s condition:
“Tyrod Taylor was taken to Hackensack Medical Center for further examination and testing after he left today’s game. It was determined he suffered injury to his rib cage. He will remain in HUMC overnight for observation.”
Undrafted free agent rookie Tommy DeVito played the rest of the game. He did run for a 6-yard score, but DeVito was charged primarily with handing the ball to Saquon Barkley. DeVito finished just 2 of 7 for -1 yards passing.
Coach Brian Daboll said after the game he was “not there yet” when asked if the team would be adding a veteran quarterback this week.
Darren Waller injured
Tight end Darren Waller was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.
Waller, who missed seven games due to a hamstring injury last season while with the Las Vegas Raiders, has been on the injury list several times with the hamstring issue this year. He was listed as questionable this week.
Waller’s final play was a 5-yard catch on third-and-6 from the Jets’ 34-yard line line. The Giants chose to kick the field goal on fourth-and-1, and Graham Gano missed from 47 yards.
Here is Waller after the game:
Darren Waller (hamstring) says he was in pain but felt like it was something he could deal with and play through. But after that one cross route across field, he knew his day was over.— Charlotte Carroll (@charlottecrrll) October 29, 2023
"Just wasn't able to give any more after I went out of the game"
With Waller out of the lineup, Daniel Bellinger was the only tight end on the Giants’ roster. Backup offensive lineman Marcus McKethan played significant snaps as a jumbo tight end after Waller’s injury.
The Giants entered the game without quarterback Daniel Jones (neck), and offensive tackles Andrew Thomas (hamstring) and Evan Neal (ankle).