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Injury news: WR Darius Slayton out with an arm injury

The Giants lose their leading receiver for the game

New York Giants v Washington Commanders Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton has been ruled of their Week 11 game against the Washington Commanders with an arm injury.

He was injured when attempting to make a deep leaping catch late in the first half. He was unable to hang onto the ball and had a hard landing. We don’t yet know the exact nature of the injury and will update when we know more.

Slayton was the Giants’ leading receiver in the first half, catching four of five targets for 82 yards and a touchdown. The Giants clearly came into the game with an intention to attack the Commanders’ defense deep, and Slayton figured heavily in that plan. They also used him in catch-and-run situations on screen or underneath passes.

The loss of Slayton could see more work go the way of rookie speedster Jalin Hyatt, who only had one catch (on one target) for 7 yards in the first half.