Giants’ Evan Neal could be running out of time with a knee injury, tight end heads to hospital after being pricked in the eye
The New York Giants got some big hits in the first half on the offensive end of the ball.
Perhaps the biggest was with first-round offensive lineman Evan Neal, who suffered a knee injury and was hauled into the locker room.
The Giants fear that Neal suffered an injury at MCL, according to the NFL Network.
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New York took Neal with Alabama’s seventh overall pick. Neal was at one point the favorite to be the first overall pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, which the Giants face on Sunday.
Neal’s selection was two choices after the G-Men took rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux from Oregon – he too was favored to be the first selection.
Neal had a rocky start to his NFL career — PFF rates him at 49.0 in the first five weeks, and he’s allowed five sacks this season, tied for second most in football.
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But he was widely seen as a hot prospect — the Giants took Andrew Thomas on as the fourth pick in 2020, and after a tough rookie season he’s become one of football’s best offensive linemen.
Neal wasn’t the only injury of concern for the Giants in the first half – offensive lineman Ben Bredeson was also ruled out with a knee injury, while rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger appeared to have suffered a knee injury. the eye.
When Bellinger was tackled after a catch, a Jacksonville defender’s hand snuck through his face mask – Bellinger’s face was clearly irritated, while there was blood on his jersey.
Bellinger was also taken to a local hospital.
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Despite the injuries, however, the Giants improved to 6-1 this season for the first time since 2008.