Neal doesn't have an injury designated for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Vikings, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Neal tweaked his ankle during Thursday's practice, but as expected, he avoided a significant injury and is cleared for Sunday's wild-card matchup. The rookie first-round pick has been a stalwart on the right side of the Giants' offensive line this year.
Jan 13, 2023 1:02 PM EST
Neal suffered a minor ankle injury at practice Thursday, but it shouldn't impact his chances to play Sunday versus the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Neal has turned into one of the most important players on the Giants' roster this season, operating as the team's starting right tackle, so his absence would be substantial if he couldn't go in the wild-card round. The rookie was able to log a limited practice Thursday following the injury, which makes it likely that he'll be able to go versus Minnesota on Sunday. Neal's status will be worth monitoring moving forward and more clarity on his availability will come following Friday's practice session.
Jan 13, 2023 7:18 AM EST
Neal (knee) is good to go for Sunday's game against the Commanders, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Analysis: Neal has been sidelined since suffering an MCL injury Week 7 versus Jacksonville. He figures to resume his role at right tackle assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Dec 2, 2022 5:09 PM EST
According to Giants head coach Brian Daboll, Neal (knee) is improving and has a chance to return to action this Sunday against the Commanders, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reports.
Analysis: Neal suffered an MCL injury Week 7 against Jacksonville and has been unable to play since. However, he logged a trio of limited practice sessions Week 11 and two more Week 12 before missing the Giants' third practice and sitting out last Thursday's loss to Dallas. His participation level in practice this week will go a long way in determining his potential availability Sunday.
Nov 28, 2022 7:17 PM EST
Neal (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup against Dallas, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Neal hasn't played since Week 7 due to a lingering knee issue. In his absence, Tyre Phillips (neck) has been operating as the starting right tackle, but he's listed as questionable for the Thanksgiving day matchup. Neal's next chance to suit up will come in Week 13 against Washington.
Nov 23, 2022 12:39 PM EST
Neal (knee) is inactive Sunday against the Lions.
Analysis: Neal's absence comes as no surprise after the rookie tackle was labeled doubtful coming into the day. He hasn't been able to play since Week 7, and he'll now work to be ready for Thursday against the Cowboys.
Nov 20, 2022 8:48 AM EST
Neal (knee) was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Neal has missed the Giants' last two games after spraining the MCL in his right knee Week 7. Now, the rookie first-round pick seems all but certain to sit out for the third straight game, as he was limited in each practice ahead of this Week 11 contest. Neal will likely look to ramp up his participation during the Giants' short week before playing the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.
Nov 18, 2022 12:22 PM EST
Neal (knee) is unlikely to play Sunday against Detroit, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.
Analysis: Neal sprained the MCL in his right knee during Week 7's win over Jacksonville and is expected to miss his third straight contest. However, he's logged a pair of limited practices so far this week, so he appears to be nearing a return. Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record suggests that Thanksgiving Day could be a realistic return date for Neal.
Nov 17, 2022 4:09 PM EST
Neal (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: As expected, Neal won't play in Week 8 after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain during the Giants' Week 7 win over the Jaguars. The rookie first-round pick will turn his sights on returning to action following New York's Week 9 bye against the Texans on Nov. 13.
Oct 28, 2022 1:02 PM EST
Neal (knee) is considered week-to-week according to head coach Brian Daboll, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Neal was able to avoid any ACL damage, but he did suffer a grade 2 MCL sprain in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. A week-to-week timeline suggests he may be closer to doubtful for Sunday's contest with the Seahawks, but his practice status throughout the week will be worth watching. If Neal can't go Sunday, Devery Hamilton will likely draw the start at right tackle.
Oct 24, 2022 4:11 PM EST
Tests confirmed Monday that Neal (knee) avoided a devastating ACL injury, and he's expected to miss around four weeks with an MCL sprain, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Neal hurt his knee during Sunday's win at Jacksonville, though it appears he dodged severe structural damage. The seventh overall pick of the 2022 draft could return by Thanksgiving, but in the meantime, Devery Hamilton will probably have to fill in at right tackle.
Oct 24, 2022 1:22 PM EST
Neal (knee) is believed to have suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain based on early tests, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Neal went down with a knee injury in Sunday's win over the Jaguars and it has now been reported to be an MCL sprain. The offensive tackle could be forced to miss some games moving forward, but his timetable has yet to be determined. Devery Hamilton could step into a starting role in Neal's absence.
Oct 24, 2022 9:00 AM EST
Neal may have suffered an MCL injury, which forced him out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Neal had already been ruled out for the remainder of the game, but he may be looking at a multi-week absence and should undergo an MRI, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. In Neal's absence, Tyre Phillips will continue handling right-tackle duties.
Oct 23, 2022 11:44 AM EST
Neal (knee) is out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Neal limped his way to the sidelines and entered the team's medical tent after suffering the injury. Tyre Phillips has taken over for Neal at right tackle.
Oct 23, 2022 11:06 AM EST
Neal doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup against the Packers in London.
Analysis: Neal was forced to leave the team's Week 4 win over the Bears due to a neck injury, but he appears to have avoided a significant issue. The first-round rookie was able to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday before logging a full session Friday, putting him in line to suit up in Week 5. The 6-foot-7, 350-pounder should reclaim his spot as the Giants' starting right tackle against Green Bay.
Oct 7, 2022 11:21 AM EST
Neal (neck) is questionable to return for Sunday's game against the Bears, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Neal immediately stepped in as the Giants' starting right tackle after being selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. With the 6-foot-7, 350-pound rookie temporarily sidelined, backup Devery Hamilton figures to step in on the right side of New York's offensive line.
Oct 2, 2022 12:38 PM EST
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