Giants TE Daniel Bellinger Suffered A Fractured Eye Socket & Septum, Will Have Surgery

The New York Giants are 6-1 but they’ve been getting hammered with injuries, which makes their start even more impressive. But on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team’s rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger suffered the worst injury of any Giants player when he got poked in the eye.

Bellinger suffered a fractured eye socket and septum and Giants coach Brian Daboll says the tight end will require surgery and will be out for an extended period of time.

Daboll said he did not know if Bellinger would be back this season and that the Giants would miss the rookie who had emerged as one of quarterback Daniel Jones’ favorite targets.

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

ellinger ranked third on the team with 16 receptions and fifth with 152 receiving yards. His 16 receptions are also tied with Tampa Bay’s Cade Otton for the most among rookie tight ends. Otton has 11 more receiving yards.

Bellinger is also tied for the most touchdowns among rookie tight ends with three. He has two receiving TDs and one rushing. Indianapolis’ Jelani Woods has three receiving touchdowns.