Giants’ Joe Judge: Kadarius Toney injury not season-ending

The New York Giants entered a Week 5 game against the Dallas Cowboys extremely banged up, and they exited it even more banged up.

In addition to quarterback Daniel Jones (concussion), running back Saquon Barkley (ankle), wide receiver Kenny Golladay (knee) and cornerback Rodarius Williams (knee), rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney also suffered an injury this past Sunday.

Prior to being ejected for throwing a punch at a Cowboys defender, Toney had suffered an ankle injury and attempted to play through it. After the game, he was carted from the locker room to undergo additional testing.

Head coach Joe Judge told reporters on Monday that he doesn’t believe Toney’s injury is significant enough for him to miss the season.

“I don’t want to go ahead and put anything out there, but I don’t think it’s anything really significant in terms of season-ending,” Judge said. “We’ll see how it affects him immediately in the future for this week. I know this is a guy that throughout the day yesterday was kind of going up and down a little bit with that ankle, but he was definitely fighting through a lot of things until a point where he was jumping back up to get back in the game, so tough kid.”

Even though Judge doesn’t think Toney’s injury is season-ending, even mentioning something like that sounds somewhat ominous.

Toney also side-stepped any questions related to his injury.

“I’m good, just sticking to the plan as far as listening to the trainers. Judge will keep you guys updated if you have any more questions with that,” Toney said.

Still, Toney views himself as a “dog” — something retired safety Antrel Rolle will love to hear — and if he can play through the pain, he will.

“It’s really more of a mentality. It’s about how you respond,” Toney said. “I’m a dog. That’s the mentality I have. So, if I feel like I could push through it, then that’s what I’m going to do. At the end of the day, I want to do what’s best for the team because I like winning.”

Unfortunately for Toney, the medical staff may not let him push through it. Like many others on the team, it’s possible he misses a Week 6 game against the Rams but we won’t know more until the team returns to practice on Wednesday.

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