Things are getting off to a messy start in training camp for the New York Giants. The offense has been subpar by most accounts and the team still doesn't know when it'll see running back Saquon Barkley on the field -- likely after the start of the regular season -- and now head coach Joe Judge finds himself looking for a health update on wide receiver Kenny Golladay, the team's biggest free agent acquisition of 2021. Golladay left practice on Tuesday with what appeared to be a leg injury, grabbing his hamstring following a receiving drill that ended with the ball being stripped away.
There has been no official update on the potential injury and/or the severity of it, but while it's reportedly not considered significant -- per Dan Duggan of The Athletic -- the Giants are still running tests to see what their next move needs to be.
Here is the play in question:
Golladay was able to leave the field under his own power.
If it turns out to be a hamstring injury, specifically, it'll add to the level of concern based upon Golladay's recent battles with that type of injury. He missed five games in his first year with the Detroit Lions due to a strained hamstring, and while he was able to avoid availability issues due to it in the two seasons to follow, he'd go on to miss two games in 2020 with another hamstring ailment.
He joined the Giants this offseason on a four-year, $72 million deal to become the top receiving weapon for Daniel Jones in a what is a pivotal year for the quarterback, so any time missed by Golladay would be quite the setback for all involved. In his four years as a pro, Golladay has only played a full regular-season slate on one occasion (2019), and he delivered 1,190 receiving yards and a career-high 11 touchdowns during that campaign. That's the version of Golladay the Giants are hoping they signed, but he's off to a rough start in all regards.