New York Giants fans were understandably scared at the sight of Pro Bowl wide receiver Kenny Golladay grabbing the back of his leg during Tuesday’s practice. Today the team provided an update on his condition.
According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, the Giants are “optimistic” that Golladay’s injury isn’t serious. He will undergo more tests today, but a firm announcement on the nature of the injury has not been announced.
The Giants signed Golladay to a four-year, $72 million contract this offseason. The deal was the biggest that any wide receiver got in free agency this year and currently ranks in the top 10 for all wide receivers in the league.
Golladay earned his money from his superb four-year run with the Detroit Lions. While injuries limited him during the 2020 season, teams were hoping that they wouldn’t carry over into his new team.
The Giants are “optimistic” that WR Kenny Golladay’s injury is not serious, per source. More tests today but good news so far on the prizes offseason acquisition.
Golladay walked gingerly off the field after grabbing a the back of his left leg during Tuesday’s practice.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 4, 2021
Kenny Golladay was a third-round pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2017 NFL Draft. After making some solid contributions as a rookie, he broke out with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018 and 2019.
In 2019, Golladay made his first Pro Bowl and finished the season with a career-high 1,163 receiving yards on 65 receptions. He led the NFL in touchdown receptions with 11.
Last year the Giants offense was historically bad. They finished bottom-two in both points and yards for the first time since 1979.
Golladay is expected to play a big part in the Giants putting up strong numbers on offense again. So any news on him that isn’t outright bad will be a relief.
What kind of an impact can a healthy Kenny Golladay have for the Giants this year?