Giants safety Xavier McKinney to miss ‘a few weeks’ after ATV accident – The Denver Post


Giants free safety Xavier McKinney said on Twitter Monday that he will miss “a few weeks” due to a hand injury sustained while riding ATVs in Cabo during the team’s bye week.

The third-year safety is the team’s defensive play caller and a captain. It is believed this snaps the NFL’s active consecutive snaps streak, which McKinney held dating back to Week 11 of the 2020 season.

“I will do everything I can to get back as quickly as possible so I can contribute to what we’re building here in NY,” McKinney wrote.

Losing McKinney, 23, a second round pick out of Alabama in 2020, is a major blow for Brian Daboll’s Giants (6-2), who will host the lowly Houston Texans (1-6-1) coming off a loss to the Seahawks in Seattle prior to the bye.

If McKinney’s estimated timetable of a “few” weeks is accurate, he will miss the Giants’ Thanksgiving Day showdown on the road with the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys.

It is possible that safety Julian Love could take over playcalling duties, adding another responsibility for a player whom the team recently has discussed extending.



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