The New York Giants got terrible news on Monday as it was revealed that rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Robinson, who was placed on injured reserve, injured his knee in the fourth quarter of the team’s 31-18 loss to the Lions at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
The second-round pick in this year’s draft had nine receptions for 100 yards, all career highs against the Lions.
New York has had many injuries in the wide receiver room this season.. Robinson joins Sterling Shepard as wideouts the Giants have lost due to torn ACLs. In training camp, they lost Collin Johnson to a ruptured Achilles tendon. It’s been a struggle for New York this season, as nine different wide receivers have caught passes for the Giants.
It’s going to be a short week for New York as they travel to battle the Cowboys on the road, so New York will have to figure out what to do next.
“We have plenty of receivers on the roster,” Daboll said. “So, it’s a short week. We’ll get the guys ready to go, and we’ll revisit things like we always do each week and see where it goes.”
Robinson ends his rookie season with 23 catches for 227 yards and a touchdown.
With the latest injury, it should be interesting to see how much New York will pursue former Giant and free agent wideout Odell Beckham Jr., who reportedly will start visiting teams and could make a decision about where he will go next after the Thanksgiving holiday. For now, New York will have to work with what they have, and maybe Kenny Golladay can step up and be productive in the team’s final seven games. Here’s one thing for sure, it would definitely help