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Giants-Patriots injury report: WR Darius Slayton not practicing; Daniel Jones has surgery

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Slayton, Bobby Okereke, Dexter Lawrence, Evan Neal not practicing

Wide receiver Darius Slayton, who left Sunday’s victory over the Washington Commanders with a right arm injury, won’t practice Wednesday for the New York Giants as they begin preparations for this week’s game against the New England Patriots.

Giants head coach Brian Daboll said he did not expect Slayton’s injury to be a long-term issue.

Three other Giants starters are also not practicing on Wednesday. Linebacker Bobby Okereke (hip/ribs) had X-rays after Sunday’s game and will be sidelined Wednesday. Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence (hamstring) will sit out. Lawrence usually gets at least one rest day each week, anyway. Right tackle Evan Neal, out the last two games with an injury, will continue to miss practice.

Running back Saquon Barkley was also given a rest day.

Eric Gray on track to return

The Giants are opening the 21-day window for Eric Gray (on IR with a calf injury) to return. Gray, a rookie fifth-round pick, has 13 carries for 27 yards (2.1 yards per carry) and one reception for a single yard. Gray has returned seven punts for an average of 4.0 yards and four kickoffs for an average of 14.5 yards.

The Giants do currently have an open spot on their 53-man roster.

Daniel Jones has surgery

The Giants announced that Daniel Jones underwent successful surgery Wednesday morning to repair his torn ACL. The procedure was performed by head team physician Dr. Scott Rodeo at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Jones said on Tuesday that he expects an 8-10-month recovery timeline. The early end of that would have him on the field at the start of training camp. The long end would extend into the 2024 regular season.

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