The Giants placed Connelly (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Pat Leonard of NY Daily Sports reports.
Connelly suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during Sunday's win over Washington. The rookie fifth-round pick showed well across three starts, and he'll now work to return to full health following surgery before the 2020 season. In Connelly's absence, Tae Davis (concussion) is a candidate to receive increased opportunity on defense when healthy.
The Giants officially confirmed Connelly has a torn ACL and is out for the season.
An MRI on Monday confirmed what the Giants feared. Connelly, a rookie fifth-round pick, started the last three games and thrived in the role, making 18 tackles, a sack and two interceptions. With his injury occurring in Week 4, the hope is that Connelly can recover before the 2020 season. In the meantime, Tae Davis (concussion) and Alec Ogletree (hamstring) should be the starting inside linebackers once they're healthy, although the team may check out free agency for additional depth. Expect Connelly to be placed on injured reserve soon.
The Giants believe Connelly suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Redskins, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Connelly will undergo additional tests Monday, but the Giants are preparing to finish the season without their rookie linebacker. He's been a major contributor for the Giants' defense, recording 20 tackles, a sack, two pass breakups and two interceptions through his first four NFL games. If the results show a torn ACL, Connelly's season will be over.
Connelly (knee) was seen on crutches after Sunday's game against Washington, and the exact nature of his injury is uncertain, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Connelly is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, which is expected to shed some light on the injury. When asked if it was an ACL injury, Connelly responded by saying that nothing has been ruled out yet. Expect the official word on the injury following the MRI.
Connelly (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Redskins.
It's unclear how Connelly picked up the injury, but he was forced to leave the game in the middle of the fourth quarter. As long as the Wisconsin product is sidelined, expect David Mayo to see an increase in snaps.
Connelly is expected to draw the start at inside linebacker versus Washington on Sunday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Connelly's increased defensive opportunity comes with Tae Davis (concussion) and Alec Ogletree (hamstring) both ruled out for Week 4. The rookie fifth-round pick played 71 snaps (92 percent) on defense Week 3 and looks primed for a similar role against Washington.
Connelly finished Sunday's 32-31 win over the Buccaneers with seven tackles (two solo) and an interception.
The fourth-quarter interception was the first of Connelly's career. Unfortunately, it did not result in points for the Giants after quarterback Daniel Jones fumbled on the second play from scrimmage following the turnover. Still, Connelly's play versus Tampa Bay provided much reason for optimism and should mean more snaps for the 23-year-old in the weeks to come. Against the Bucs, he played 71 snaps on defense and six more on special teams.
Connelly is expected to see increased snaps on defense during Sunday's game against the Bills, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Connelly's uptick in workload will come at the expense of veteran linebacker Tae Davis. The rookie fifth-round linebacker played 26 snaps on defense Week 1, recording two solo tackles.
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