The bye week is supposed to be a time for teams to get healthy, but the New York Giants may have taken a step in the wrong direction during their week off.
According to reports, Giants starting safety Xavier McKinney will miss “several weeks” after breaking his hand following an ATV accident while on vacation in Cabo, Mexico.
McKinney also took to his own Twitter account to inform his fans of his injury:
In the note, McKinney wrote the following:
“During our bye week, I went away to Cabo. While tere, I joined a group for a guided sight-seeing tour on ATVs. Unfortunately, I had an accident and injured my hand. The injury will keep me sidelined for a few weeks. 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.”
The Giants entered the bye with a 6-2 record, tied for second place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys. They’ll now get set to host the Houston Texans without the services of McKinney.
The 2020 second-round safety out of Alabama had 38 combined tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and four passes defended.