TE Evan Engram -- November 6, 2019
Q: What is the status of your injury?
A: Itís a low-grade foot sprain. It could be a lot worse, I guess around the Lisfranc area, I donít know all the details. I just have to go with the routine, roll with the punches. (I have to) trust the training staff, we are going to be ready and good to go and just attack treatment each and every day.
Q: Itís not a Lisfranc sprain?
A: No, that was the worry, that there was a real severe injury there. Itís not that bad. I donít know all the medical terms, but it could be a lot worse.
Q: Do you remember when you hurt it?
A: It was the third quarter and then I aggravated it in the fourth.
Q: Can Russell Shepard help you, I think he has a similar injury?
A: We were actually talking about it in the training room. Heís just being there for me, he knows about the process. His was a lot worse, so heís been there. Definitely, heís been helping me out a little bit.
Q: What has the team medical staff told you about your foot?
A: Itís a low-grade sprain, weíll take it this week and we have the bye week next week and see where we are.
Q: What is the course of action?
A: Attack rehab and see where weíre at.
Q: Have you ever had anything like this on this particular foot before?
A: No, maíam.
Q: You donít expect to play this Sunday?
A: Thatís all the trainers and coaches.
Q: Do you remember how it happened?
A: Itís kind of hard to see it on film. I caught the ball and got tackled, I guess I got rolled up on and I was fighting through it. I finished the game, and when I woke up the next morning it was pretty bad.
Q: You werenít out there that last series though, right?
A: I was out there battling, it was the drive before that when I re-aggravated it, so they pulled me.
Q: What is your level of frustration with just not being able to help the team?
A: Itís tough, I definitely hate missing time, I hate not being out there playing football. Itís out of my control, so I just have to control what I can and get back as soon as I can.
Q: With all the work you have done to try and stay healthy, is it frustrating that itís happening again?
A: Yeah, but itís not my fault, itís this crazy game we play, things happen. I can attack the treatment, I can attack my recovery and continue to stay focused on the things I was doing and speed up my recovery time and get back out there as soon as possible.
Q: There was a report that your MRI got sent to Dr. Anderson, who is a foot specialist. Have you gotten that result back?
A: Not yet, thatís kind of through the Giants and my agent. My agent wanted a second opinion to get reassurance for what we already know.
Q: You are not going out to see that doctor, the doctor that Saquon went out to see?
A: No, just sending the pictures.
Q: You said it was low grade, so you just want to rule out thatís definitely what it is?
A: Yeah, it could be a lot worse. The pictures were promising, there is an injury there but itís not bad.
Q: Are looking at it as encouraging that the doctor didnít say come out to see me?
A: Like I said, it could be a lot worse, thereís surgery, thereís months of rehab that come with a really bad injury like this. I got lucky and dodged a bullet, just have to roll with it.
Q: So surgery and months of rehab are not on the table?