It’s been an injury prone first few weeks to NFL training camps across the league. The New York Giants were doing their best to avoid any significant injuries but received a major scare yesterday when defensive back Antrel Rolle went down during practice.
Rolle was carted off the field but thankfully, no ligaments were torn nor were any bones broken, though a broken bone may have been less painful.
The Giants defensive back was diagnosed with a significant ankle sprain, though he reportedly avoided the dreaded high ankle sprain so it’s likely he’ll be available for the season opener.
Per the New York Post:
His right foot encased in a walking boot, Antrel Rolle on Tuesday was asked if his sprained ankle puts his availability for the Giants’ Sept. 8 regular-season opener in Dallas in doubt.
There was no hesitation from Rolle as he shook his head from side to side.
“Oh no. No,’’ Rolle said. “I am going to do whatever it takes to make sure that is not even a possibility. Treatment two times, three times, four times a day, whatever it takes, I am going to do it.’’
With that, Rolle may have alleviated some, but not all, of the concern around the Giants and certainly present in their fan base that the invaluable safety might not be ready to play in the first game. Rolle on Monday went up to defend a pass to tight end Bear Pascoe and came down hard on his right ankle. He suffered what Rolle said is “a pretty good sprain’’ but, fortunately, is not a high ankle sprain, which is far more serious.