Troublesome news has come out of East Rutherford NJ earlier today for the New York Giants. Big Blue is facing some major setbacks on the defensive side of the ball with injuries to rookie free safety Xavier McKinney, and inside linebacker, David Mayo.
Xavier McKinney suffered a fractured foot in practice today and will undergo surgery. The promising second-round pick out of Alabama will miss 2-3 months which means he should be back by week 8 earliest. This is a huge blow for the Giants who now have a hole at FS. Second-year nickel Julian Love out of Notre Dame is the next man up.
Nevertheless, The Giants have lost a lot of promising young talent; especially in the secondary. In the past two years the G-men have used first and second-round picks on McKinney, and CB Deandre Baker, who will most likely never play for the Giants again. It’s frustrating for Giants fans since there was so much potential yet everything has come to an abrupt stop.
As far as David Mayo’s injury goes, the team reported that the MLB has a torn meniscus. This knee injury will likely sideline mayo for 4-8 weeks, however, it’s not as serious as a torn ACL or MCL. Mayo played nicely for New York last season, racking up 55 solo tackles and two sacks. He’s more of a role player in the linebacker room. Nonetheless, his absence hurts the defense.