Xavier McKinney out for multiple weeks with hand injury suffered in bye week ATV accident

The Giants didn’t play in Week Nine with their bye. But New York still took a loss in what has started out as a very positive season.

On Monday morning, safety Xavier McKinney announced via social media that he’ll miss the next few games after suffering a hand injury during a bye week vacation.

“During our bye week, I went away to Cabo,” McKinney said in his statement. “While there, I joined a group for a guided sight-seeing tour on ATVs. Unfortunately, I had an accident and injured my hand. The injury will keep me sidelined for a few weeks. I will do everything I can to get back as quickly as possible so I can contribute to what we’re building here in NY.”

It’s an unfortunate injury for the Giants, as McKinney is a key contributor to the club’s defense. He’s played every defensive snap in New York’s first eight games, recording 38 total tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, and four passes defensed.

The Giants will play Houston in Week 10 and Detroit in Week 11. But then they’ll take on Dallas for Thanksgiving in Week 12.

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