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NFL: Wan’Dale Robinson of the New York Giants will miss the rest of the season

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — New York Giants rookie Wan’Dale Robinson will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Sunday in a 31-18 loss to the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium, coach Brian Daboll confirmed Monday.

The receiver’s knee bent when he was tackled near the sidelines on the first play of the fourth quarter. He fell to the ground and immediately grabbed his knee in pain. A source reported to ESPN after the match that we feared a serious injury.

Robinson’s first season ended after 23 receptions for 227 yards and a touchdown in six games.

A second-round pick, he was playing the most productive game of his career before suffering the injury. He caught nine balls for gains of 100 yards.

The Giants, who were already experiencing some difficulties with their receiving team, will therefore have to do without one of their best players to end the season. They will have to find a solution on Thursday, when the team will face the Cowboys.

“We know how explosive Robinson can be. Not counting on him will definitely be a big loss, but it will give other players opportunities and we have confidence in our other players to make plays,” said running back Saquon Barkley after Sunday’s loss.

Richie James will find himself in the role of receiver for Robinson. James filled that role earlier this season, when Robinson missed four games with another injury.

The Giants (7-3) should also be able to count on Kalil Pimpleton, who should be promoted from the practice squad.

The receiving team, led by Darius Slayton, also includes Isaiah Hodgins, David Sills V and Marcus Johnson.

“We have several receivers on the team,” Daboll said. It’s a short week. We will prepare our players. »

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