Giants CB Janoris Jenkins injures back, will not return vs. Lions

The Rabbit is down, and the Giants have to cross their fingers that he’ll hop back up from a scary injury.

Giants corner Janoris Jenkins, who is having a Pro Bowl season in his first year with Big Blue, hurt his back and left Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions for good early in the second quarter. But then the FOX telecast announced that Jenkins would be undergoing more tests on his ribs and spine.

Jenkins was hurt knocking a third-down pass loose from Lions tight end Eric Ebron at MetLife Stadium. After diving to hit Ebron, Jenkins spun and teammate Trevin Wade’s right leg collided inadvertently with Jenkins’ back.

Jenkins lied on the ground for several minutes and then sat up before finally rising and jogging off to the sideline. The Giants announced Jenkins as questionable to return as he received treatment on the sideline, but he eventually left for the locker room and did not return for the second half.

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The very next defensive drive after Jenkins’ injury began with a 67-yard completion from Detroit QB Matt Stafford to wideout Golden Tate. Stafford underthrew Tate, however, allowing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to catch him for the tackle. On the next play, Giants DB Leon Hall forced Lions running back Zach Zenner to fumble, which was recovered in the end zone for a touchback by Olivier Vernon.

Rookie corner Eli Apple also had broken up a sure touchdown from Stafford to Tate earlier in the front right corner of the end zone, on another underthrow by Stafford, who was playing with an injured middle finger on his right throwing hand. 

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