New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall announced Monday evening that he would be undergoing season-ending surgery after suffering an ankle injury in the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Tomorrow I’ll have surgery ending year 12. I’m filled with mixed emotions. I wasn’t able to produce for my team the way I wanted to but this was my greatest year to date. This game has shown me who I really am good and bad. This game has given me the opportunity to grow as a man, father, husband, teammate, leader.. . I’m so thankful for this game.. . The biggest lesson I’ve learned about myself is that Adversity kicks my Ass. I’m proud to say that after 12 years I’ve finally became the man I knew I was suppose to be by confronting Adversity with a Smile. Gods Delay isn’t Gods Denial #DueSeason
The Giants officially placed star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr on injured reserve Monday with a fractured left ankle and announced that he would be undergoing surgery sometime this week.
New York also placed receiver/returner Dwayne Harris on IR on Monday and announced that he would be having surgery on Tuesday to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal.
The Giants had just one healthy wide receiver at the end of Sunday’s Week 5 loss but said Sterling Shepard is considered “day-to-day” with a sprained ankle on Monday.
While Big Blue is likely happy not to lose all four wide receivers to season-ending injuries, the loss of Beckham, Marshall, and Harris is a devastating blow for a winless 2017 franchise.
The Giants signed wide receivers Tavarres King and Travis Rudolph to fill Beckham and Harris’ roster spots on Monday, the team announced.
“Next man up,” Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said. “They’re well-deserving of opportunities. You hate to see it like this, but it’s a part of the game.”
While Beckham is surely in New York’s plans for the future, it’s unclear what’s next for Marshall.
The 12-year veteran receiver joined the Giants with the hope of making his first playoff appearance and announced during the offseason that he would be retiring after his two-year contract was up with the G-Men.
The six-time Pro Bowler struggled with drop passes in his first season with the Giants, catching 18 passes on 33 targets for 154 yards.