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The Giants’ injury woes seem to be unstoppable, even during bye week.
Defensive back Javier McKinney announced on Twitter Monday morning that he suffered a hand injury while on vacation in Mexico during the Giants of the Week and would be sidelined “for a few weeks”. McKinney was hurt from an accident while riding an all-terrain vehicle during a guided tour.
McKinney wrote, “I will do everything I can to get back as soon as possible so that I can contribute to what I am building here in NY.” Tweet,
— Xavier McKinney (@mckinney15__) 7 November 2022
The Giants don’t return to the practice area until the Tuesday after Bye Week and enter the stretch run of the season with a 6-2 record. New York are trying to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
McKinney is coming off a game against Seattle where he brought a big sack on Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith. He has made a total of 38 tackles this season for the Giants, two tackles for a loss a forced fumble and four pass breakups.
This year is his third season with New York and he started all eight games. The injury could mean that Dane Belton steps in for McKinney while he is out.
New York returns to action this week with a game against the Houston Texans and then the Detroit Lions. New York would then be followed by Dallas, twice against Washington and four straight divisional matchups against Philadelphia.
Injuries are nothing new for the Giants who have been facing them up and down their lineup throughout the season.