Fullback Henry Hynoski could make his return for the first game of the season, according to Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger.
“According to one person briefed on Hynoski’s progress, the Giants fullback is still preparing to come back for Week 1, and may even be a little ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation,” Orr said.
Hynoski sustained a knee fracture and strained his MCL on the second play of OTAs.
Bear Pascoe is filling in at fullback right now, and the Giants are still trying to land free agent Vonta Leach.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The goal for Hynoski all along has been for him to be on the 53-man roster come Week 1 in Dallas, but for now he’ll go on PUP and the Giants will decide what to do with him from there. Providing he has no setbacks this summer, he should be ready Week 1. If he isn’t ready, the team can either leave him on PUP for the first six weeks of the season or carry him on the roster until he’s ready to play.
The team was planning on expanding Hyno’s role in the offense, but with him not being able to participate in camp, those plans will be placed on the back burner. As I wrote in the post below, if Hynoski can get back to work sometime in late August, that would be ideal, but right now, that is a big if. Hopefully, Conor’s intel proves to be accurate and Hyno can get some reps in before the season…