The New York Giants wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson is set to miss the rest of the current season after incurring an ACL injury, coach Brian Daboll confirmed on Monday.
The rookie wide receiver tore the ACL in his right knee during the Giants’ 31-18 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. In the first play of the fourth quarter, Robinson’s knee buckled as he got tackled, leading to his injury.
Robinson’s absence is a significant blow to the Giants, as the team’s defense is now being spread thin without the rookie’s presence.
“We know how explosive [Robinson] can be,” running back Saquon Barkley commented. “Not having him out there is definitely going to be a loss, but it’s going to give other guys opportunities and we have all the confidence in all the other guys too to step in and make plays.”
With his rookie season coming to a premature end, Robinson’s figures stand at 23 catches for 227 yards and a touchdown in six games.
Richie James is expected to step in for Robinson during the rookie’s absence. James also filled in at wide receiver when Robinson missed four games with a sprained right MCL earlier this season.