Kentucky quarterback Will Levis stayed in the game despite suffering a horrific finger injury. On Thursday, the New York Giants held their final practice in East Rutherford before departing for London. Also, quarterback Daniel Jones was in the lineup once again and ready to compete against the Green Bay Packers.
However, Kadarius Toney, a wide receiver, did not fare as well. The 2021 first-round pick was hurt again just one day after returning to practice. There’s little chance he’ll suit up for Sunday’s game. The good news is that both safeties Julian Love and Richie James Jr. are back at practice.
While the news on New York Giants QB Daniel Jones is positive, the same can not be said for WR Kadarius Toney who regressed in 24 hours. https://t.co/DxENDx56a7
— TheGiantsWire (@TheGiantsWire) October 6, 2022
This is Thursday’s injury report for the Giants: WR Kenny Golladay (knee), QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion), CB Cor’Dale Flott (calf), LB Azeez Ojulari (calf), DL Henry Mondeaux (ankle), and WR Kadarius Toney (ankle) did not play (hamstring)
Quantity Restricted: Quarterback Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), Daniel Jones (ankle), and defensive end Injured OL Leonard Williams (knee) Backup cornerback Evan Neal (neck) Defender on foot Fabian Moreau Hamstring injury for Nick McCloud, S Both LB Julian Love (concussion) and WR Richie James Jr. (ankle)
New York Giants’ first-round pick (20th overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft went to Toney. On June 4, 2021, he penned a $13.7 million contract for four years. At the beginning of training camp, Toney was moved to the COVID-19 reserve list.
Toney didn’t get off to a great start, with just four receptions in his first three games. Toney caught six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in a 27-21 overtime victory against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4.
Toney had the best game of his young career in Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, catching 10 passes for 189 yards and setting a new Giants rookie record previously held by Odell Beckham Jr. Despite this, Toney was ejected for throwing a punch at Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee, leading to a 44-20 loss for the Giants. Toney’s oblique ailment forced him to sit out for four games.
Toney was re-assigned to the reserve/COVID-19 list on December 13, 2021. Toney concluded the year with the Giants’ second-most receiving yards despite playing in only ten games.