The New York Giants currently reside in last place of the NFC East. They hold a 4-9 record and face elimination from the postseason. It’s been an ugly year for this franchise and it seems things are getting worse. New York has been hit hard with injuries this year and they can add another name to the list. Leonard Williams’s elbow injury looks to be worse than previously perceived.
According to Ian Rapoport, Leonard Williams’s elbow injury is feared to be serious. The Giants are conducting necessary tests to get a better understanding of the injury, but it’s not looking great for the veteran defensive end. Considering there are only four games left, Leonard could be ruled out for the remainder of the season.
#Giants DE Leonard Williams suffered an elbow injury on Sunday that is feared to be significant, sources say. He’s having tests done, but he’s going to miss time. And given how late it is during the season, there is a chance he doesn’t return.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 13, 2021
This is a crucial loss to a team that is already beaten down by injuries. The future looks bleak for the Giants, as they might make numerous moves in the offseason to improve the roster. Daniel Jones hasn’t lived up to expectations, Kenny Golladay has been invisible, and Saquon Barkley can’t stay healthy. Not to mention, the defense has been mediocre most of the year as well.
Now, Leonard Williams, the face of the Giants defense, is due to miss time. New York won’t give up until they’re officially eliminated. However, the chances of them making the playoffs are incredibly slim. They’re two games behind the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Football Team who both have a substantially better chance at making the postseason.
We’ll see how it plays out, but Giants fans should not expect to see Leonard Williams on the field anytime soon. Catch New York’s next game as they’ll attempt to shock the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15.