|Date of Birth||9/2/1994|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 240 lbs|
|From||Powder Springs, GA|
|Drafted||2017 - Rd 1|
Engram (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Engram said as much earlier this week, and the team made it official Friday. He referred to his injury as a low-grade mid-foot sprain, with an MRI showing that he avoided a Lisfranc injury. With the Giants on bye in Week 11, the tight end's next chance to play will be Week 12 against Chicago. The Giants typically use Rhett Ellison in a three-down role when Engram is out of the lineup.
Engram (foot) said Wednesday that he won't suit up in the Giants' game this weekend against the Jets, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
The injury that coach Pat Shurmur described Tuesday as a sore foot quickly became more significant than the Giants initially let on, with Engram labeling his issue Wednesday as a "low-grade" mid-foot sprain, per Vacchiano. While Engram revealed that his MRI cleared him of a dreaded Lisfranc injury, the Giants are still waiting for a second opinion on the matter from foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson before providing a timeline for the tight end's return. At least for the Week 10 matchup, Rhett Ellison will pick up the start at tight end, while Engram gets some extra time to recover as the Giants head into a bye the following week.
Engram's injury is being classified as a mid-foot strain, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports. He was spotted wearing a walking boot Wednesday at the Giants' facility.
Engram suffered a foot injury during Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys that prevented him from participating on the Giants' final drive. Coach Pat Shurmur initially labeled Engram's injury as a sore foot, but the tight end's MRI revealed a more significant concern. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Engram is receiving a second opinion on the MRI results from Dr. Robert Anderson, so the Giants will likely wait and see what the specialist has to say about the matter before commenting on Engram's status for Sunday's game against the Jets. Shurmur was vague when asked again about Engram's injury Wednesday, saying the Giants are viewing him as "day-to-day, week-to-week," according to Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record.
Engram (foot) is set to receive a second opinion on his injury from foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who will review the results of the MRI the tight end underwent following Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The fact that the tight end underwent an MRI is new information, as coach Pat Shurmur only noted in his media session Tuesday that Engram was dealing with a "little bit of a sore foot" in the aftermath of the Week 9 game. With Engram sitting out Wednesday's practice, there's reason to believe his injury might be more serious than the Giants initially seemed to let on. Expect Shurmur to provide another update on Engram's situation after practice concludes Wednesday.
Engram (foot) wasn't present for the Giants' practice Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Coach Pat Shurmur acknowledged that Engram missed the final series of the Giants' 37-18 loss to the Cowboys on Monday due to a sore foot, so the tight end looks like he'll be receiving some extra maintenance during the short week. The Giants should have a better idea regarding Engram's health heading into Sunday's game against the Jets after getting a chance to evaluate him at practices Thursday and Friday.