Report: Giants' Kadarius Toney Has Surgery on Knee Injury; Expected Back for Camp

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVMay 21, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 03: Kadarius Toney #89 of the New York Giants in action against the New Orleans Saints during a game at the Caesars Superdome on October 03, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney reportedly had a "minor arthroscopic knee procedure" that has sidelined him during OTA practices, per Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

Per that report, however, he is expected to be healthy and available come training camp.

Wideout coach Mike Groh told reporters Thursday that Toney was "not running around full speed right now" but added that "he'll be ready to go."

Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

Red jersey work for Kadarius Toney <a href="https://t.co/NgZga1l9rn">pic.twitter.com/NgZga1l9rn</a>

Ryan Dunleavy @rydunleavy

Brian Daboll says Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney will be here in red jerseys signaling injury recovery <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/giants?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#giants</a>

Toney, 23, has had quite the year. Last offseason, a contract holdout, injuries and COVID-19 kept him away from the team for large chunks of time during preparations for the 2021 campaign.

Injuries and another coronavirus diagnosis then limited him to 10 games (four starts) during his rookie season. He caught 39 passes for 420 yards and showed flashes of explosiveness at points, namely a 10-catch, 189-yard performance against the Dallas Cowboys in October.

Field Yates @FieldYates

A look at what Kadarius Toney can do with the ball in his hands. <a href="https://t.co/5jpBsWpcai">pic.twitter.com/5jpBsWpcai</a>

But in general, it was a disappointing first impression, and the Giants reportedly shopped him in April.

Sam Monson @PFF_Sam

Put another way... Andrew Thomas had more receiving TDs than Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney combined.<br><br>And he missed 5 games. <br><br>And is a left tackle.

He remains on the team, however, and alongside Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and rookie wideout Wan'Dale Robinson gives quarterback Daniel Jones the best supporting cast he's had at the skill positions in his young career.

"He's a dynamic player," offensive coordinator Mike Kafka told reporters regarding Toney. "He has playmaking ability on the perimeter, inside, downfield, in short area. He's one of those guys that you look for to make plays for us."

Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

New OC Mike Kafka on WR Kadarius Toney: “Doing all the right things … on and off the field.”<br><br>Adds he’s been attentive in meetings. Good to work with.

That's what the Giants were expecting last season from Toney, and it came in spurts. In year two, the team will be hoping to see it more consistently.