Giants’ Evan Engram To Undergo Surgery This Week

Big Blue Placed The Tight End On IR With Foot Sprain

Brandon Contes
December 18, 2019 - 4:24 pm

Having missed the last five games of the season, the Giants placed Evan Engram on IR earlier this week.

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Originally thought to be a 2-4 week recovery from a foot sprain, Engram is now headed for surgery as the healing process has taken much longer than anticipated.

Talking with reporters Wednesday, the tight end said the surgery will be performed Friday morning by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay.

“It just didn’t get better,” Engram said. “It was a tough injury, a tricky injury, and that joint is really important in my foot, just how I’m learning how my foot is structured. It just didn’t get better. This is kind of a safety thing future wise why I’m getting this procedure done.”

A post-surgery recovery time for Engram has not been defined, but the tight end does fully expect to be ready when the 2020 training camp kicks off.

Giants tight end Evan Engram gets a first down in the first quarter as Vikings free safety Harrison Smith defends on Oct. 6, 2019, at MetLife Stadium.
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“It’s not a full Lisfranc injury, but the ligament is still not healed correctly,” Engram explained. “There’s a little bit of space, so they are going to put, from my knowledge, joints back to together to let that ligament heal properly and stabilize the joints, so the ligament is not stretched.”

Engram’s talent is easy to spot, but for the second straight season, the tight end has been mired by injuries. Last year, he played 11 games and now Engram followed that up by being on the field for just eight weeks this season.

In the eight games, Engram caught 44 passes for 467 yards and three touchdowns, putting him on pace for career highs with 88 receptions and 934 yards.

The 25-year old former first round pick is under contract with the Giants for next season, beyond that Big Blue will have to decide whether or not to pick up his fifth year option in 2021.