Giants’ Tyrod Taylor sustains back injury after taking massive hit

While Daniel Jones rested, Tyrod Taylor started the Giants’ final preseason game against the Jets on Sunday. However, Taylor didn’t play for very long. In the opening frame, Michael Clemons of the Jets delivered a devastating blow on Taylor. Although Taylor persevered and somehow completed the pass, it may have been wiser for him to tuck the ball away and shield himself in a preseason game.

Taylor remained on the ground for a while. He did ultimately leave the field while jogging before being escorted off in a cart. After taking a strong blow and landing on his hips he suffered a severe back injury. “He should be OK,” Giants coach Brian Daboll stated after his team’s 31-27 loss. “I don’t think there is anything. He just landed hard and talked to him at halftime.”


Taylor appeared to be moving without any issues on the sidelines, in casual clothes in the second half. He boarded a cart and was driven to the locker room as soon as he came out of the tent. In Taylor’s absence, Davis Webb, the backup quarterback, would take over and be the next in line to replace Jones.

The 33-year-old was acquired by the Giants over the offseason to serve as Jones’ seasoned back-up. They had to have a backup plan after things went wrong the previous season when Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm filled in as starters for the last six games when Jones was sidelined with a neck ailment.

With just 9.3 points scored per game, New York lost each of the six contests. For the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, and Houston Texans, Taylor has started games in his career. This offseason, he agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract with the Giants. Tyrod is expected to undergo additional testing to determine the extent of his injury in the following weeks.

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