Rashad Jennings Injury: Updates on Giants RB's Thumb and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Rashad Jennings #23 of the New York Giants celebrates after the Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys 20-19 at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings is recovering from a thumb injury he suffered against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Jennings Active vs. Ravens

Sunday, Oct. 16

The Giants announced Jennings is available to play in Week 6 against Baltimore.

Latest on Jennings' Practice Status

Friday, Oct. 14

The Giants announced Jennings was limited in practice for the third straight day on Friday.

Jennings Hoping to Build on Strong 2015 Campaign

The running back played a full season for the first time in his career in 2015. Not coincidentally, he also rushed for a career-high 863 yards and three touchdowns on 195 carries.

Injuries have been a dominant theme for Jennings ever since the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him in the seventh round of the 2009 draft. He missed four games through his first two years before a knee injury wiped out all of 2011. Between 2012 and 2014, Jennings was out for a combined 12 games.

It would be a major stretch to say Jennings has ever played at an elite level, even in his prime. He averaged 4.2 yards a carry before the start of the 2016 season. When he's healthy, though, Jennings is a productive runner. Football Outsiders ranked him 12th at his position last year in DYAR (defense-adjusted yards above replacement).


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