New York Giants cornerback and special teams ace, Antonio Hamilton, suffered a quad injury late in a 17-0 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 15. He indicated after the game that he wasn’t overly concerned, but was later seen leaving MetLife Stadium on crutches.
“It’s really too early to tell. Those are all injuries you can come back from in a week or two, so we’ll just have to see,” Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said in relation to a slew of recent injuries.
With only two weeks remaining however, there won’t be enough time for some of those players to return. And the first to fall was Hamilton, whom the team reportedly placed on season-ending injured reserve (IR) on Tuesday.
With the exception of a poor game against the Titans, Hamilton had rapidly become one of the Giants’ best special teams players. He was dominating as a gunner and seemingly made his presence felt each week since the team returned to the bye.
In 13 games this season, Hamilton recorded six tackles (five solo) for the Giants and down several punts deep in opponents’ territory.