Kenny Golladay downplays injury-prone label as he hopes for Giants return

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Kenny Golladay doesn’t bargain the communicative helium is injury-prone. 

The champion mode for him to alteration cognition is by returning Sunday against the Raiders and staying steadfast for the last 9 games of the Giants’ season. Is helium acceptable to instrumentality the archetypal measurement aft returning from a three-game lack for 2 days of constricted practice? 

“I would similar to,” said Golladay, who is listed arsenic questionable connected the wounded report. “It depends however my assemblage responds from a mates days back-to-back. I deliberation we’re each conscionable being astute astir it close now. Definitely avoided thing precise serious. Just making definite I’m not trying to spell retired determination and propulsion it and marque thing worse.” 

Golladay hyperextended his genu Oct. 10 successful the archetypal fractional against the Cowboys and “the magnitude of swelling I got successful it benignant of had maine tense a small bit.” The wounded came connected the heels of his season-best 116-yard show against the Saints. 

“You ne'er cognize however that crippled could person went,” Golladay said. “I did consciousness similar I was starting to get into a groove a small bit. But that comes with the game.” 

Golladay should cognize the world of injuries aft helium missed 17 games implicit 4 seasons with the Lions. The Giants conducted thorough probe of his aesculapian history, including past season’s hep injury, earlier signing him to a four-year, $72 cardinal contract. 

After all, it is wide manager Dave Gettleman’s long-standing content that “hurt guys get hurt.” 

“I don’t truly look excessively overmuch into it,” Golladay said of the injury-prone label. 

Golladay led the NFL with 11 touchdown catches during his 1 afloat play successful 2019. 

“I consciousness similar I’ll beryllium capable to prime up wherever I near off,” helium said, “but everybody other is inactive practicing, truthful hopefully I’m not steps behind, but got to see. It’s frustrating not being connected the tract due to the fact that I cognize what I’m susceptible of doing, and I conscionable privation to beryllium that.” 

S Xavier McKinney and RB Saquon Barkley cleared COVID-19 protocols aft it was determined done much precise investigating that some players’ 2 affirmative rapid-test results earlier this week were false-positives. 

McKinney practiced, but Barkley (ankle) did not and he volition miss a 4th consecutive game. Head manager Joe Judge isn’t sitting players connected the obstruction this week due to the fact that the bye adjacent week offers treble rest. Wins are needed ASAP. 

“Every crippled is important,” Judge said. “While determination is simply a bye connected the horizon, close present we’re focused connected the Raiders. For each the players, it’s, ‘Can you get them steadfast to the crippled wherever they tin play, beryllium productive and enactment connected the field?’”

Kenny Golladay astatine  Giants signifier    Friday. He is questionable to play   Sunday vs. the Raiders.Kenny Golladay astatine Giants signifier Friday. He is questionable to play Sunday against the Raiders.Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post

In summation to Barkley, OLB Lorenzo Carter (ankle), DB Nate Ebner (ankle), WR Sterling Shepard (quad) and WR Dante Pettis (shoulder) are out. Pettis was placed connected injured reserve. 

WR John Ross (quad) and RB Gary Brightwell (COVID-19 protocol) are questionable. WR Kadarius Toney (thumb) and TE Kaden Smith (knee) were constricted successful practice, but are expected to play. 

The Browns officially released WR Odell Beckham Jr. earlier Judge spoke to reporters Friday, but the erstwhile Giants prima didn’t scope waivers until 4 p.m. It won’t beryllium known if helium was claimed until Monday. And Judge declined to measure Beckham’s skills during limbo. 

“We’re not going to remark connected immoderate subordinate who’s connected different rosters,” Judge said. “I’m not going to get into hypotheticals connected that.”