SCB Giants Injury Tracker: Daniel Bellinger's vision 'getting better day by day' after eye injury

Daniel Bellinger stiff arm against Jaguars October 2022
Daniel Bellinger stiff arm against Jaguars October 2022

Here is the latest news and possible return dates for Giants players...

Nov. 9, 3:05 p.m.

Rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger spoke to reporters after practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering an eye injury in Week 7, and said his vision is "getting better day by day" while waiting for the plate under his eye to fuse to the bone and heal up.

"I still have a little double vision, the doctor said it was normal to have that," Bellinger said. "So just kind of waiting for that to heal up and wait for that to go away."

He added: "They had to go in and go right under the eye and put a plate in, just get the bone fixed up, and then had to fix my septum as well."

Bellinger underwent successful surgery to repair fractures on the lower window of his eye socket and damage to the septum on Oct. 28. At the time, he hoped to return in two-to-six weeks, although a four-to-six week timetable was more likely depending on how the injury healed. The 22-year-old said he was afraid of the worst at first, but was reassured by doctors that the actual eye was OK. He's been working out and running with team trainers, but has not practiced yet and added that he'll wear a visor upon returning to the field.

"Definitely confident I can play again this season," Bellinger said. "Just getting out there running the last couple days felt good. Really just getting this swelling to go down completely and once this eye is level with this eye, the vision will be back."

Nov. 8, 2:44 p.m.

Giants WR Kenny Golladay was back at practice on Tuesday ahead of his expected return to action on Sunday against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium.

The belief was that Golladay would be back in game action after the bye week, and he seems to be on track.

Golladay hasn't played since Oct. 2 against the Chicago Bears due to a knee injury.

Before getting hurt, the Giants weren't targeting Golladay much, with him catching just two passes for 22 yards all season.

Now, with Sterling Shepard out for the season, Kadarius Toney traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, and Daniel Bellinger out due to an eye injury, the Giants could again make Golladay a key part of the offense.

Nov. 8, 12:38 p.m.

After their Week 9 bye, Giants head coach Brian Daboll had lots of information regarding some of his injured players.

The most recent and most notable injury belongs to Xavier McKinney who broke multiple fingers in an ATV-related incident while on vacation in Cabo during the bye week, and recently had surgery to repair the breaks. While Daboll said he feels bad for McKinney and the team, he also said he’s disappointed at what happened.

As for the players who got injured on the field, Daboll said that Daniel Bellinger and Evan Neal are the only players eligible to practice who will not be practicing on Tuesday. Although, Daboll added that Bellinger, who underwent eye surgery in late October, is getting better and that the tight end looks a lot better as well.

After suffering a concussion against the Seattle Seahawks prior to the bye week, Richie James will be limited in practice in a non-contact way, according to Daboll.

Finally, Daboll confirmed that Nick Williams is done for the year and also said that Aaron Robinson is doubtful to play again this season.