The New York Giants are going to be relying on some rookies this Sunday in Atlanta. This afternoon, the team released the final injury report for the week. There were not any surprises that we didn't already know about. However, there are several key players that will not make the trip for Big Blue's Week 15 showdown with the Falcons.
Here is your final Week 15 injury report:
Questionable: Michael Boley
Probable: Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul
The Falcons could be playing without Roddy White, which would significantly lessen the blow of not having Prince Amukamara in the lineup. However, Boley is arguably the team's most dependable linebacker. Without him in the lineup, the Giants will have trouble defending both the run and the pass without changing their personnel on every play. He's still listed as questionable, so we'll get a final determination on his status before the game on Sunday.
However, the biggest story here is that Ahmad Bradshaw's absence will allow for David Wilson to get the first start of his NFL career. We have seen his game changing explosiveness at times already this season. It's time for Wilson to show that he can be a consistent, reliable ball carrier throughout the course of an entire game. An incredibly important game, at that. The spotlight is going to be on No. 22 on Sunday.
Nicks and Pierre-Paul will more than likely be playing. Both are dealing with nagging injuries, but each of them played well last weekend. Barring a setback in the status of their injuries, we should expect to see them suit up and be relatively effective on Sunday.
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