Safety Cooper Taylor Will Need Surgery, May Be Headed for IR

After a promising camp, it seems Giants’ safety Cooper Taylor will be unable to make an appearance during the regular season after sustaining a foot injury during last week’s preseason matchup against the Colts.

News from practice today says Taylor will require surgery to heal the sesamoid fracture in his left foot, as per a tweet from the Star-Ledger’s Conor Orr.

Taylor, who left Sunday night’s game during the third quarter, was nearly a lock for the Giants 53-man roster, as both a special teams player and a “special situations” defensive weapon. Although Giants Coach Coughlin would not give a definitive answer, it seems surgery would mean season-ending injured reserve for the former fifth-round draft pick.

Taylor is no stranger to the IR- after battling shoulder and leg injuries on and off last season, he missed a total of six games, and ended the 2013 season on the injured reserve list.

Alexis Celluro | Featured Columnist