New York Giants edge rusher Lorenzo Carter has been ruled out for Sunday’s Week 5 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
The injuries within the linebacker corps keep piling up for the New York Giants.
On Sunday, it was reported that edge rusher Lorenzo Carter wouldn’t suit up for Big Blue’s Week 5 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. He’s been dealing with a neck injury and was previously questionable for the game.
OLB Lorenzo Carter (neck) has been ruled OUT for #MINvsNYG
Details: https://t.co/AsBKI4FqoC pic.twitter.com/yS0okvVaqK
— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) October 6, 2019
In four games this season, Carter has racked up 14 combined tackles with four quarterback hits, .5 sacks, and one pass defended. Up to the point, he hasn’t been the productive pass rusher fans were hoping for him to be.
Additional linebackers who’ll sit for the game are veterans Alec Ogletree And Tae Davis. The former is dealing with a hamstring injury while the latter is still in the concussion protocol.
Rookie inside linebacker Ryan Connelly will experience his first missed game in the pros. Connelly is out for the year after tearing his ACL in last week’s win over the Washington Redskins.
Saquon Barkley is also out as he’s still nursing a high ankle sprain suffered in a Week 3 win in Tampa Bay. The star running back is eyeing a Week 6 return. New York faces the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football in that matchup.
The Giants head into this matchup with Minnesota having won two consecutive games. They’re 2-2 and are looking to get above .500 for the first time since the 2016 regular season.
Big Blue and the Vikings will kick off at MetLife Stadium on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.