Doubts have arisen over New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison’s ability to suit up this Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
The New York Giants could be without one of their reserve tight ends this Sunday afternoon. According to head coach Pat Shurmur, Rhett Ellison is unlikely to suit up and play. Ellison has been dealing with a concussion, one he was diagnosed with after the team’s 34-27 loss to the New York Jets on Nov. 10.
Shurmur says it’s unlikely that TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) will play this week.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) November 21, 2019
This would be Ellison’s first missed game of this season. He’s appeared in every single one of the Giants’ first 10 matchups. In that span of time, he’s caught 18 balls on 28 targets for 167 yards and a touchdown. He’s also spent time as a blocking tight end for Big Blue.
Starting tight end Evan Engram, on the other hand, will be looking to return to the game field this Sunday. The third-year pro has been dealing with a mid-foot sprain, one that caused him to miss the loss to the Jets. He’s missed two games this season in total, as an MCL sprain sidelined him for the loss to the New England Patriots in October.
Engram ditched the walking boot earlier this week, which is a good sign moving forward.
If neither Engram nor Ellison is good to go, the Giants will be left with Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson. Big Blue just re-signed the latter after releasing him with an injury settlement in September. Simonson caught nine balls for 86 yards and a touchdown through 16 games for New York last season.