Shane Vereen Injury: Updates on Giants Star's Recovery from Triceps Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Sep 25, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Shane Vereen (34) carries the ball against the Washington Redskins in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants running back Shane Vereen suffered a triceps injury in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins and underwent surgery, which the team has classified as season-ending. However, there is reportedly a chance for Vereen to return this season after being placed on injured reserve.

Continue for updates.

Vereen Comments on Surgery

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Vereen Placed on Injured Reserve

Tuesday, Sept. 27

The Giants announced the roster move and noted that cornerback Michael Hunter was re-signed.

On Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network cited sources when reporting that Vereen could return this season due to the new injured reserve rules, which allow the Giants to put him on injured reserve and bring him back later in the campaign. Garafolo said Vereen faces a recovery time "in the area of two months."

Vereen to Undergo Surgery

Monday, Sept. 26

The Giants announced the injury and the need for surgery Monday. Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com added Vereen is believed to have played a significant amount of the game with the injury.

Vereen Once Again Dealing with Injury

During his four years in New England, Vereen was often unable to stay on the field. His final season with the team in 2014 was the first he managed to play all 16 regular-season games since being drafted in 2011, and he made a career-high six starts in the process.

The 27-year-old played all 16 games again in his first season with the Giants last year, and he caught a career-high 59 passes along the way.

The Giants, who haven't had a 1,000-yard rusher since Ahmad Bradshaw in 2012, are trying to find some consistency with their running game. They finished 19th in rushing yards last season, marking the third straight season that they ranked in the bottom half of the league.

However, Vereen's ability to catch passes out of the backfield added a new dimension to the Giants offense that Rashad Jennings doesn't possess.

New York's backfield depth is thin, as Jennings is currently dealing with a thumb injury. Orleans Darkwa is capable of handling an expanded role, but quarterback Eli Manning will miss having Vereen as his safety net.


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