Latest news on Daniel Bellinger; Evan Neal, Ben Bredeson week after week

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Coach Daboll provided some details on injuries to left guard Ben Bredeson (right knee), right tackle Evan Neal (left knee) and tight end Daniel Bellinger (left eye), which have all were forced out of the game yesterday in the first half.

Asked if there were any concerns about Bellinger’s vision, Daboll said: “I couldn’t tell you 100%. I think they’ll do the surgery. I’m optimistic But in terms of going into detail, I couldn’t answer those.

“It’s probably too early to say when I expect him back. We’ll see how it goes and I’m hopeful, but obviously you never know when things like that will happen.”

Other tight ends on the roster are Tanner Hudson and Chris Myarick. Tight end Lawrence Cager is on the practice squad.

Daboll said, “We’ll go week after week” with (Bredeson). He said the same for Neal’s return.

Rookie Joshua Ezeudu replaced Bredeson and Tire Phillips replaced Neal in only his second game as a giant.

“I think they both did a good job,” Daboll said. “They were prepared and it’s a credit to them, but then (offensive line coach) Bobby (Johnson) and (assistant offensive line coach) Tony (Sparano, Jr.) spend a lot of time extra with some of these younger guys or guys who are working on the practice squad and they were both ready to go and prepared and did a great job we’re going to be working with them this week and we We’ll see how it goes this week, but I was happy with how they reacted to being forced to go out there and play.”

A potential offensive line replacement is Nick Gates, who has been training since Oct. 5, his first job with the team since suffering a catastrophic left leg injury a year ago. The Giants have until Wednesday to decide whether to activate Gates or keep him on the reserve roster/physically unable to play for the remainder of the season.

“We’ll talk about it here in the next few days,” Daboll said. “Nick has done a good job since he’s been here. We’ll get to that tonight.”

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