The giants had to pull the plug on Kadarius Tony’s power beforehand.
The Rooms receiver was cleared to play Sunday against the Rams but did not survive the first drive before being ruled out for the remainder of the game with an ankle injury.
Tony went into the third straight game with a major impact when he made three catches for 36 yards in the Giants’ opening possession. Tony’s highlights were converting third-and-14 with a 17-yard catch on a good out-route, then pushing his defender out of his shoes for a 16-yard gain to establish a field goal.
But Tony was handled by Jordan Fuller next to Rama, who got up and made his way to the Giants’ sideline, where he was checked by his coaches before heading to the locker room. Tony was quickly knocked out of the game – usually an indication of intensity.
Tony is listed as questionable in the weekly injury report and appears to be struggling with ankle pain during pregame practice. He was injured last week in a breakout game against the Cowboys (10 catches for 189 yards) and suffered postgame X-rays.
The Giants are already committing the offense in small hands without running back Darius Slayton (hamstring) and Kenny Golladay (knee) and Saquon Barkley. So, Dante Pettis was raised by the practice squad as insurance, but he got a chance with Tony.
Right tackle Nate Solder (Kai) was also injured in the early possession but returned when the Giants offense took the next field.