Taylor has underwent sports hernia surgery and will be sidelined until training camp, NJ.com reports. Taylor was working with the Giants' first-team defense at free safety earlier this spring, but will now be sidelined after his latest surgery. Typically, sports hernia surgery requires four-to-six weeks of recovery time, and the Giants open training camp in five weeks. That puts Taylor on the fringe of being ready once camp starts, but until then, teammates Nat Berhe, Bennett Jackson and rookie third-rounder Darian Thompson figure to benefit from extra practice reps.
According to ESPN, the following players are not expected to dress for the Giants Friday night against the Jets: Odell Beckham, Prince Amukamara, Charles Brown, Jayron Hosley, Trindon Holliday, James Brewer, Peyton Hillis, Xavier Grimble, Jon Beason and Cooper Taylor.
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) and cornerback Prince Amukamara (groin) have both been ruled out for the Friday night game against the host Jets. Also set to sit are tackles James Brewer and Charles Brown, running back Peyton Hillis, tight end Xavier Grimble, safety Cooper Taylor, cornerback Jayron Hosley and wideout Trindon Holliday.
Giants safety Cooper Taylor needs surgery on his toe and likely is headed to injured reserve, reports Newsday. Taylor suffered the injury Saturday against the Colts.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said safety Cooper Taylor will miss "quite a bit of time" with the toe injury he suffered Saturday against the Colts, reports the New York Daily News. "That is most unfortunate for the young man," Coughlin said.Taylor's injury relates to the sesamoid bone in his toe.