The New York Giants recently got an optimistic update regarding the injury status of tight end Darren Waller. The Giants will be taking on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football on September 10, and it seems there's a reasonable chance that Waller will be in the lineup when they take the field despite a hamstring injury.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Waller's hamstring injury is not believed to be serious and the team is hopeful that he will be able to play against Dallas. No final determination has been made yet and his status will be monitored throughout the weekend as the hours count down until the game.
The injury reportedly occurred on Friday's Giants practice; however, Darren Waller has experienced hamstring tightness throughout much of the last year, as he missed most of the 2022 season with a hamstring injury.
The 30-year-old Waller was traded to the Giants from the Las Vegas Raiders this March. He has made one Pro Bowl in his career in 2020 and will add another dimension to a New York offense that is hoping to expand upon what was a better than expected 2023 campaign.
Waller figures to be another favorite target of quarterback Daniel Jones, who also had somewhat of a breakthrough in 2022, helping lead the Giants past the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFC Playoffs.
The Giants will be tested very early on to start 2023, as the Cowboys project to be one of the league's best teams for the upcoming season. The task will certainly be a lot more manageable if Waller is indeed able to give it a go.