Golladay suffered a hamstring injury on Aug. 3 during 7-on-7 drills. Reporters saw him grabbing the back of his leg shortly after making a catch.
At that time, Golladay’s injury wasn’t considered anything serious. The Giants thought he’d miss two weeks of practice before returning to the field. Unfortunately, the Pro Bowl wideout’s absence has been much longer than anyone originally anticipated.
On Friday morning, Giants head coach Joe Judge announced that Golladay will not play in their preseason finale. This means his first legitimate snap as a member of the G-Men won’t come until the regular season.
WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) will not play in #Giants final preseason game, per Joe Judge
— Madelyn Burke (@MadelynBurke) August 27, 2021
This may not seem like a huge deal, but this is yet another indication that Golladay’s hamstring hasn’t fully healed. The coaching staff also hasn’t said when fans can expect to see Golladay in action.
All the Giants can really do at this point is rest Golladay and hope that he’ll be healthy for Week 1.
The front office signed Golladay this offseason with the idea that he’d take the team’s passing attack to the next level. If he’s not ready to go for the season opener, New York will need Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard to lead the receiving corps.