Giants’ Xavier McKinney Suffers Hand Injury In ATV Accident During Team’s Bye Week

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The New York Giants are one of the pleasant surprises of the NFL season as the team is 6-2 coming out of the Bye Week with two games coming up against the Houston Texans and Detroit Lions.

But if the Giants want to keep this surprising season going, they will do so without a very important piece of their defense.

Xavier McKinney, the team’s starting safety and captain announced on Twitter that he will be out a few weeks after suffering a hand injury in an ATV accident while vacationing in Cabo, Mexico during the Bye Week.

During our bye week, I went away to Cabo. While there, I joined a group for a guided sight-seeing tour on ATVs. Unfortunately, I had an accident and injured my hand. The injury will keep me sidelined for a few weeks, McKinney tweeted.


McKinney was the Giants second round pick in 2020 and has been a huge part of the team’s success. The Giants will turn to Julian Love, Dane Belton and Landon Collins to fill McKinney’s role in his absence.