Giants’ Aaron Robinson expected to return after appendix surgery


Aaron Robinson is in line to play Sunday against the Bears after missing the Giants’ last two games. The sophomore cornerback started in the season opener at Tennessee before a series of events unfolded that left him hospitalized and requiring the removal of his appendix.

The night after the victory over the Titans, Robinson began to experience stomach pains. He thought it was something he ate. The situation escalated overnight and that Tuesday, and he realized he had to alert the Giants medical staff. He underwent tests and was told he needed surgery.

“Honestly, I wasn’t going at first,” Robinson said Thursday after practice. “I ask a million questions. I did some research myself. It could have been more serious than it was, so I followed the plan.

Robinson said his rehabilitation focused on being careful with the wound and stretching the area as much as possible. He was a limited participant in practice and head coach Brian Daboll made sure to check him out after individual drills. Robinson gave Daboll a thumbs-up sign.

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“I’m hopeful,” Daboll said of the possibility of Robinson returning this weekend. “He has to get out. It’s a bit of a different injury, so we’ll see. I hope we will see it. Watch him run, see how he feels. I want to make sure the player feels comfortable.”

The Giants need Robinson as rookie Cor’Dale Flott will likely miss the game with a calf injury.

“I have to get over some pain, some post-surgery pain and just work through it,” Robinson said.

“Rebuilding my confidence. Everything feels pretty good. I think I’ll be ready to go.


It looks like veteran linebacker Jaylon Smith, currently on the practice squad, could be in line for a roster move and, perhaps, a starring role on defense.

“We’re going to face the best player that we think will be available for us on Sunday,” defensive coordinator Wink Martindale said.

The Giants didn’t do a good job stopping the rush last week against the Cowboys, allowing 176 rushing yards, as Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott pounced repeatedly for extra yards. Tae Crowder doesn’t appear to be in any danger of losing snaps, but Austin Calitro and rookie Micah McFadden could see their workload diminish if Smith makes his 2022 debut.

“Run and punch, tackle,” Martindale said. “He’s a little bigger than some of the guys we’ve had besides Tae. So as long as they can run, because you know what I told you there before, if you have a slowdown [middle linebacker] you have a slow defense. I think we’ll end up feeding him in there.

Smith, 27, was a Cowboys second-round pick in 2016. Last season he was with the Cowboys and Packers and also played in four games (two starts) for the Giants. He had three very productive seasons of 121, 142 and 154 tackles with the Cowboys before moving on.


It was another day without training for DL ​​Leonard Williams (knee), WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee). Williams was running free before practice. Daboll said LB Jihad Ward “looks good for the week”. “… CB Flott and Nick McCloud (hamstrings) didn’t practice.


RB Antonio Williams, who was on special teams for the last two games, has been re-signed to the practice squad, taking the place of OT Roy Mbaeteka, who has been released.

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