New York Giants wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson is just shy of nine months post-surgery on his torn ACL but looks like a player who is nearing a return.
On Tuesday, Robinson was spotted running full speed for the first time following the team’s afternoon practice.
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Earlier this month, general manager Joe Schoen said Robinson was almost ready to return from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Expectations were that the Giants would activate him over a seven-day window but that came and went.
“He’ll probably be returning to practice here in a week or so,” general manager Joe Schoen said during an appearance on The Zach Gelb Show. “We’re excited about him.”
Head coach Brian Daboll was less forthcoming when asked this past Monday if Robinson was any closer to returning.
“Yeah, a day closer,” he said. “We are just taking it day-to-day, so he’s a day closer than he was yesterday, so he’s getting better.”
Robinson is more than a week removed from Schoen’s suggested timeline which would mean his activation could come any day now. And when it does, an already complicated and deep wide receiver situation becomes even more cloudy.
Even if the Giants carry seven or eight wide receivers, Robinson’s return would mean one less body.