Earlier: New York Giants tight end Evan Engram is not practicing today, one day after Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said he came out of Monday night’s game with a “little bit of a sore foot.”
The latest update from ESPN’s Adam Schefter doesn’t sound promising. According to Schefter, an MRI of Engram’s foot is being sent to renowned Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion.
Running back Saquon Barkley went to Anderson back in September for a second opinion on his injured ankle. Barkley wound up missing three games.
Engram leads the Giants in receptions (44) and receiving yards (467) and is tied for the team lead in touchdowns with three. He caught six passes for 48 yards in Monday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Engram has dealt with injuries in the past and has already missed one game this season with a sprained MCL.
An MRI of Giants’ TE Evan Engram’s foot injury is being sent to noted Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion, per source. Giants’ HC Pat Shurmur called it “little bit of a sore foot” yesterday, and for now, Engram’s status is uncertain.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 6, 2019
The Giants’ first-round pick in 2017, Engram has displayed the ability to be a playmaker when in the lineup but has been plagued by injuries and bouts with drops. If he can’t play this weekend, Rhett Ellison will assume a larger role for the 2-7 Giants.
The Giants take on the New York Jets this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Update: Engram has what the team is calling a mid-foot sprain and is in a walking boot. It sounds like he is day-to-day, or potentially week-to-week.
Evan Engram says he DOES NOT have a Lisfranc sprain. It wasn’t that severe. He acknowledged that was one of his fears. #Giants
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) November 6, 2019
That’s a good sign for Engram and the Giants. At 2-7, they are out of the playoff race, but getting Engram back at some point is critical for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones’ continued development.