Giants’ Evan Engram is disappointed he won’t be able to play with Eli Manning vs Eagles
The New York Giants were hopeful that Evan Engram could make his return, but they’ll have to wait at least another week. While he won’t suit up in Week 14, Engram is disappointed that he won’t be able to play with Eli Manning against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Evan Engram is disappointed he won't be out there with Eli Manning this week:
"Personally that's what hurts the most. I was excited about the opportunity to get back out there with Eli" pic.twitter.com/efl8yfBpaf
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) December 7, 2019
Back in Week 9 versus the Dallas Cowboys, Evan Engram suffered a mid-foot sprain. As a result, the pass-catching tight end has missed New York’s last three games and will extend that to four on Sunday.
Earlier in the week, the Giants seemed to be optimistic that Engram would return on Monday night. Instead, he still doesn’t feel comfortable enough to play again just yet on his injured foot.
While Evan Engram is recovering from a foot issue, Daniel Jones has been diagnosed with an ankle sprain. The rookie quarterback sustained the ankle injury during last week’s blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers.
With Jones ruled out for Monday night’s game, Manning will start at quarterback for the Giants. It will be Manning’s first start since Week 2 of this season.
When Manning was the starter this season, he combined for 556 yards, two touchdowns, and three turnovers in two starts. On top of that, the Giants lost both games; prompting them to insert Jones as the starter in Week 3.
Of course, Engram is disappointed he can’t play with Manning on Monday because this may be the last time he’ll get a chance to do so. Manning is an unrestricted free agent in 2020 and it is uncertain what his future holds after this year.