The Giants might have narrowly avoided the embarrassment of blowing a 29-3 halftime lead, but their 32-31 win over the New York Jets didn’t come without a few more injuries.
Here’s a rundown of the injuries for the Giants and what the injuries potentially mean as we get closer to the 53-man roster cut-down date.
Defensive Tackle Jay Bromley
Bromley suffered a left knee sprain in the first half. The exact severity of his injury isn’t known. Bromley had been making a push to nail down the starting 3-technique spot next to Damon Harrison, so his injury will bear watching in the coming days.
Cornerback Eli Apple
Since entering the NFL, cornerback Eli Apple has been snake bit. As a rookie, he missed time due to a hamstring strain. This summer, he missed the preseason opener due to an ankle sprain. Against the Jets, Apple suffered another ankle sprain, this time to his other ankle, according to head coach Ben McAdoo.
Apple’s injury is concerning given the thin depth the Giants have at the position. He’ll likely undergo more tests this week and will miss the preseason finale at New England.
Running Back Shaun Draughn
Draughn’s first action as a member of the Giants–he spent most of the summer on the PUP list recovering from ankle surgery–was short-lived. Draughn entered the game for a handful of plays in the third quarter only to suffer a concussion and a neck injury after he was leveled by Jets safety Robensen Therezie.
Draughn had been a long shot to make the 53-man roster as it was, thanks to him not only missing time while on the PUP, but also given the emergence of Orleans Darkwa for what is believed to be the final running back spot on the 53-man roster.
Safety Duke Ihenacho
Ihenacho, who earlier this summer missed time with a hamstring strain, suffered a knee injury suffered while trying to chase down running back Bilal Powell on his touchdown reception and run. Ihenacho is likely a long shot to stick on the 53-man roster.
Offensive Lineman Adam Gettis
Backup offensive lineman Adam Gettis was ruled out in the fourth quarter with a foot injury. Gettis wasn’t a lock for the 53-man roster before the injury, so this doesn’t help his potential status.
Defensive End Evan Schwan
Schwan, who looked to be more of a lock for the practice squad, will now likely spend his rookie season on injured reserve after suffering what appeared to be a lower left leg injury with 1:52 left in the fourth quarter. Schwan’s leg was put into an air cast and he was carted off the field. After the game, he was seen on crutches.