Giants RB Wayne Gallman ruled out for rest of Vikings game due to concussion
The New York Giants are without Saquon Barkley for the second consecutive and now his replacement is nursing an injury. Wayne Gallman has been ruled out for the rest of the Minnesota Vikings game due to a concussion according to the Giants’ official Twitter account.
Injury update – RB Wayne Gallman (concussion) has been ruled out #MINvsNYG
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 6, 2019
The Giants backup running back suffered the concussion early in the game and won’t be back in for the rest of the day. After Gallman left the game, Jon Hilliman assumed his role as the team’s starting running back.
Of course, Gallman was playing in place of Barkley as he recovers from his ankle injury. Now, the Giants are becoming very limited in their options at running back. As a matter of fact, the only remaining healthy running back on the roster is Hilliman.
Prior to the injury, Gallman had carried it 20 times (including Sunday) for 77 yards and a touchdown. Additionally, the Clemson alumn was able to corral six passes for 55 yards and a score in last week’s game against the Washington Redskins.
With Gallman leaving the game, New York may begin to utilize Daniel Jones more in the running game. Along with that, the offense could look to use the short passing game as an extension of the rushing attack—especially with Golden Tate back from a four-game suspension.
Until Barkley returns, the Giants are going to have little success running the ball. Luckily for them, the superhuman running back has a legitimate chance to suit up in Week 6 against the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football.