Due to injury, tight end Darren Waller and quarterback Tyrod Taylor of the New York Giants missed the game against the Jets in the first half on Sunday.
Due to a rib injury, Taylor was declared out of the game and sent to a hospital for more testing, according to the team.
Halfway through the second quarter, the veteran quarterback was racing to his right while under pressure; however, as he raised his right arm to pass, the ball slid out of his fingers. After retrieving the fumbled ball from the air, Taylor took a few feet before Quinton Jefferson and C.J. Mosley tackled him for a sack.
After being examined on by trainers for a few minutes, Taylor got up and walked to the Giants’ bench. He took a knee, grimacing in pain, and made his way straight to the changing area.
Tommy DeVito, a native of New Jersey and an undrafted rookie from Syracuse, took Taylor’s spot. For Daniel Jones, who is sidelined due to a neck ailment, Taylor began his third consecutive game.
Early in the second quarter, Waller sustained a hamstring injury following a 4-yard reception on third-and-five. His absence was promptly announced by the team.
In the first half, the Jets also suffered several significant injuries and were playing with their third-string center.
Al Woods, the nose tackle, was sidelined in the second quarter due to a calf injury.
Both Wes Schweitzer, who began at right guard, and starting center Connor McGovern suffered injuries to their knees and legs, respectively. In the third quarter, both were declared out.
Xavier Newman, a practice squad member, was left to handle the snapping chores. He had moved from right guard to center when Schweitzer was hurt and back to right guard after McGovern was hurt. Right guard Billy Turner took over.
Zach Wilson fumbled Newman’s first snap to him late in the first half, and the Giants recovered.
Xavier Gipson, a wide receiver and kick returner for the Jets, left the game with what seemed to be a leg injury but returned in the third quarter.