The Giants secondary was thin enough as it is entering the Sunday night game against the Packers. Now that two more defensive backs have come down with injuries, New York’s defense is in a precarious state.
Cornerbacks Eli Apple and Dominuque Rodgers-Cromartie left the contest with groin injuries, and the team announced neither would return. However, there seems to be some confusion over Rodgers-Cromarites availability anyway, as Ralph Vacchiano for SNY noted the two-time Pro Bowler was back on the field.
Time will tell whether DRC remaining in the game is simply a testament to how banged up the Giants secondary really is. Apple joins starting safety Nat Berhe and reserve Darian Thompson among the players who are already out tonight.
The Giants are in a tough spot to begin with even disregarding injuries, going on the road on a short week against the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers offense. Having to do that without three members of their secondary, two members of which have significant roles on defense, doesn’t make things any easier.
And again, it remains to be seen how effective Rodgers-Cromartie will be with a groin injury that was once thought to have remove him from the game, especially as the contest wears on.