Kyle Rudolph “won’t miss any football” after foot surgery

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After word broke of an agreement between the Giants and free agent tight end Kyle Rudolph, there was a delay in making the deal official because of something that came up in his physical.

Giants doctors didn’t like something with Rudolph’s foot, but concerns that the deal would be scrapped were short-lived as the two sides moved forward with both a contract and a plan for dealing with the injury. That plan was for Rudolph to have surgery and get himself ready to go for the regular season.

It appears to be going smoothly. Rudolph said Wednesday that he “won’t miss any football” this fall because of the injury and said that is the case because the issue was discovered when it was.

“I was extremely fortunate the Giants medical staff was able to find this in March and it isn’t something where I came back here all fired up for OTAs in June and then hurt myself and put myself at risk for missing football games,” Rudolph said, via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

Rudolph joins wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney as new additions that the Giants hope spark their offense to greater heights in 2021.

7 responses to “Kyle Rudolph “won’t miss any football” after foot surgery

  1. I wonder if the rules need some sort of salary cap leeway for older players who have spent their whole career with one team. So many are shipped off due to the cap but the home fans really love them. It would be good to see them retire with their “home team”. I know Rudolph left because we weren’t using him to his potential but the question is still valid.

  2. Dude was already slow, hope this surgery doesn’t further hinder his athleticism.

  3. Brad Herrera says:
    July 1, 2021 at 10:47 am
    Gronkowski isn’t a speed demon either….point?
    Point is the Giants GROSSLY overpaid this man. Not to mention he has a history of complaining when he doesn't get the ball as much as he thinks he should.

  4. He’s pretty much limited these days to blocking and as a red-zone target. the Vikes hardly used him between the 20s the last 2 years.

  5. He’s finally on a team with real championship history and aspirations.

  6. He joins the Giants with good will to the team that not only paid him but stayed with him after diagnosing an injury the player knew nothing about. Looks like a natural fit for the marquee franchise.

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