EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. —starting cornerback had his appendix removed Wednesday morning and will miss Sunday’s game against the , coach Brian Daboll said.
Robinson, a third-round pick last year out of UCF, was on the field for 57 of 60 defensive snaps in Sunday’sseason-opening win over the .
“He’ll be out for the game,” Daboll said Wednesday. “We wish him well. Full recovery. So that’s that.”
There is no timetable for Robinson’s return.
“I don’t know. I had a cousin who had it [appendicitis]. I can’t tell you how long. I don’t if anybody can really tell you how long,” Daboll said. “Just wish him well. Took care of it as soon as we could. Next-man-up mentality.”
With Robinson’s surprise absence, the Giants (1-0) keep getting thinner on defense. Edge rushersand missed the opener and were again limited at Wednesday’s practice. Thibodeaux was seen running on a side field for the first time since spraining his MCL three-plus weeks ago, but he still has a ways to go in order to return to the field.
Cornerback is a spot the Giants have been trying to address for weeks. They claimed two corners and three defensive backs off waivers after final cuts.
Those two cornerbacks —and — are in the running to fill Robinson’s spot opposite Adoree Jackson. McCloud, however, also missed practice with an injury.
Veteran, who started 16 games last season for the , also is an option after being signed to the practice squad last week. So, too, is (practice squad) and third-round draft pick .
They all will be in an open competition this week for Robinson’s starting spot. The winner gets a matchup with Carolina wide receivers D.J. Moore and.
Meanwhile, rookie slot wide receiver, who left Sunday’s game in the first half with a knee injury, had a brace on his right knee Wednesday as he worked on the side with a trainer. He did not appear to be doing any running.
Daboll considered him “day to day,” although it appears he will miss some time.