While the New York Giants head into Wild Card weekend with positive vibes, they also have a number of injuries to worry about.
The New York Giants just wrapped up their very successful regular season and plan on heading to Green Bay for Sunday’s game with a victory on their minds. However, they do still have a few injuries that they are going to have to work out.
Only two Giants starters are currently battling injuries, Janoris Jenkins and Jason Pierre-Paul, Jenkins is probable for Sunday’s game against Green Bay, but JPP is almost a guaranteed no.
Jenkins returned on Sunday to play in the first half and seemed pretty healthy after missing a week due to a back injury. He will most likely be playing this Sunday, but it will all come down to how he feels at practice this week.
“He was sore after the ball game,” McAdoo said, “but we’ll take a look at him in practice this week.”
The Giants will be counting on Jenkins to come back healthy this week as they are most likely going to have him covering the Packers star wide receiver Jordy Nelson. It does seem likely this will be the case, but a definitive decision will be made this week.
However, Jason Pierre-Paul is a completely different story. Last month when he underwent surgery last month for his core muscle, his timetable was set at six weeks and it does not look like he will be back any sooner.
“When JPP’s ready, they’ll let me know,” McAdoo said Monday when asked if JPP would be practicing this week.
Despite having injuries to two of their starter’s, the Giants are very healthy heading into the playoffs compared to other teams and aim to continue to keep it that way.