Giants’ Lorenzo Carter Has Torn Achilles

The hits keep on coming for the 0-5 Giants. Outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter has a torn Achilles and will miss the rest of the season, sources told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network (Twitter link).

Needless to say it’s unwelcome news, as Carter has been a full-time starter in 2020 and the Giants are pretty thin on pass-rushers outside of him. A third-round pick in 2018, Carter started 12 games for New York last year, racking up 45 tackles, 4.5 sacks (including a strip-sack of Tom Brady), and five passes defended. It’s a tough blow for the Georgia product, who will be entering the final year of his rookie deal next season.

Carter went down with a non-contact injury during their 37-34 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday, so the diagnosis isn’t too surprising. No one on the Giants has more than two sacks this season, and generating pressure has been an issue. Fellow outside linebackers Markus Golden and Kyler Fackrell will take on an even more important role moving forward.

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10 comments on “Giants’ Lorenzo Carter Has Torn Achilles

  1. tank62

    Terrible news. In over 40 years of watching the NFL I don’t remember so many season ending injuries in a season

      • Perksy

        To early for that. Redskins, Atlanta, among other teams could get the top pick.

        • whitecheddar

          Tough to find wins on either Jets or Giants schedule. Both teams have not developed young talent and tons of injuries. Long season left, hopefully, but hard to not see either team winning more than 4 games this year

          • Tough to find wins for the Giants? I don’t agree. They play Washington twice, Philly twice, and the Dak-less Cowboys once more (at home). The also play Cincinnati.

            The Jets have one, maybe two winnable games the rest of the season. Here’s the Jets schedule: Dolphins (maybe winnable), Bills, Chiefs, Pats, Chargers (maybe winnable), Dolphins (maybe winnable), Raiders, Seahawks, Rams, Browns, Pats.

            If you’re a betting man, you should put all of your money on the Jets losing more than the Giants. And I’m not defending the Giants; they’re awful.

            • whitecheddar

              So maybe 3 wins for the Giants and 2 for the Jets? We will find out more about the Giants next week against the Skins. They need to show they can close out a game first. The Dallas game should’ve been a win

  2. SueJen

    Wish him good luck. I ruptured my Achilles playing tennis. Had a 9 plus month rehab. He will get much more intensive treatment and with hard work he will be ok.

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