New York Giants wide receiver Collin Johnson was carted off of the field during practice on Wednesday. The team announced later in the day that the young wide receiver had torn his Achilles tendon. According to multiple reports coming out of training camp, Johnson was having a breakout camp and was expected to have an increased role in the offense this season. Those hopes are now dashed with one of the sports’ most impactful injuries. The promising wide receiver was entering his third year in the NFL and his second with the New York Giants. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
#Giants WR Collin Johnson tore his Achilles, the team said. Johnson had impressed and looked primed for serious playing time. Now, out for the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2022
In his two-year NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants, Collin Johnson caught 29 passes for 377 yards and two touchdowns. Based on the New York Giants training camp, Johnson was poised to have a significantly increased role this season. Now those hopes have ended along with his season. Hopefully, he can recover well and return to the NFL next season and provide an impact. For now, he must focus on recovering and returning to the field at a later date.
WR Collin Johnson tore his Achilles, per the Giants. Tough break for a player vying for not only playing time but possibly a starting spot.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 24, 2022
Injuries like this are devastating, but unfortunately a part of NFL training camps each year. We here at Def Pen Sports hope to see a quick recovery and return to the field for Collin Johnson next year.