By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
For the second straight day at New York Giants camp they have suffered bad news health-wise regarding a running back, as on Tuesday, Peyton Hillis was forced to leave the field with an ankle injury. The Giants are officially calling it a sprained ankle, which is not good for a big man like Hillis, who isn’t the fleetest of foot to begin with when running the football.
After David Wilson’s season and career came to a close on Monday, Hillis was moved up the depth chart to the second-string running back, but depending on the severity of the sprain could miss significant time.
"The way they talk, if I rest it and get treatment on it, hopefully I'll be back as soon as possible," Hillis said. "They haven't let me know when, but I'm looking to be back pretty early."
Left remaining healthy at running back for the Giants is Rashad Jennings, who is looking like he will have to be a work horse if the Giants will run the football successfully. The injuries to Wilson and Hillis are giving rookie, Andre Williams chances to impress, which he did in their preseason opener against the Bills.
It is safe to assume that Hillis won’t be playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday night, and with the injuries to Wilson and Hillis, Jennings should be protected in preseason. This leaves a lot of possible carries for Williams, Michael Cox, and Kendell Gaskins to make an impression on the coaching staff.