When the New York Giants take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 6, they are going to be extremely shorthanded.
In addition to likely being without running back Saquon Barkley (ankle), quarterback Daniel Jones (concussion) and cornerback Rodarius Williams (torn ACL), they could also be without several others.
The current status of wide receivers Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Darius Slayton (hamstring) is unknown, and the same can be said for safety Jabrill Peppers (hamstring), left tackle Andrew Thomas (foot) and guard Ben Bredeson (hand).
Adding to the mess, wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who suffered a hyperextended knee in Week 5, is unlikely to suit up against Los Angeles.
#Giants WR Kenny Golladay is expected to miss this week with a knee injury, source said, but a major sigh of relief all around. The initial fear was that it was major… but should be just a week or two. Actual good injury luck for NYG.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 11, 2021
The Giants signed Golladay to a four-year, $72 million this offseason knowing his recent history with injury. They felt his hip injury from 2020 had healed up and there was no injury risk with the signing.
Golladay went on to miss time over the summer due to injury and has been dealing with multiple issues since the regular season began, including hip, knee, quad and hamstring injuries.
Through five games, Golladay has caught just 17 passes for 282 yards and has yet to reach the end zone. He’s also averaging just 16.6 yards per reception, which is the second-worst average of his career.
With Golladay likely out, Kadarius Toney banged up and Shepard and Slayton dealing with hamstring injuries, the Giants may be forced to turn to C.J. Board, Collin Johnson and John Ross as their starters on Sunday.
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