New York Giants tight end Evan Engram said he won’t play Sunday against the New York Jets due to his sprained left foot.
The Giants have a bye next week, giving the 25-year-old Engram ample time to recover before a Nov. 24 game at the Chicago Bears.
“Timing works out,” Engram said, per ESPN. “So rest this week and obviously get a lot of rest next week.”
Engram said he “dodged a bullet” and that it was not a Lisfranc sprain. His MRI results reportedly were sent to specialist Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion.
Engram, who sustained the injury in Monday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, leads the Giants with 44 catches for 467 yards and three touchdowns in eight games.
The 2017 first-round pick has 153 receptions for 1,766 yards and 12 touchdowns in 34 career games.
Without Engram, veteran Rhett Ellison is the likely starter with rookie Kaden Smith the backup when the Giants (2-7) face the Jets (1-7).