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Nick Gates

I Love Clams Casino : 1/13/2022 9:30 am
I know it's still early given what happened to him, but has anybody heard anything? Is he improving? Is he walking? How is the recovery gauged so far relative to similar injuries?

Hopefully this isn't a career ender....

Last week  
Bryanjints : 1/13/2022 9:34 am : link
Pretty sure there was news last week that he was still facing a lot of rehab. Same story though might play this year but might not play till next year.
He tweeted out that he's still rehabbing  
Bear vs Shark : 1/13/2022 9:34 am : link
but the general tone didn't sound super optimistic (I mean he sounded like he was going to keep grinding, but didn't seem close).

I don't think the Giants can really rely on Nick Gates coming back 100% next year. I hope for a Seubert like recovery but those are always long shots.
He just had a statement  
pjcas18 : 1/13/2022 9:35 am : link
/ interview where he said he's recovering but was not even sure he would be able to play again.

still sounds like he has a long ways to go  
Fat Wally : 1/13/2022 9:35 am : link
one of the beat reporters mentioned him a few weeks ago. He still was limping quite noticeably and didn't look very good. His injury reminds me of Suebert's injury. Ritchie lost the whole next year because of it. But he came back strong.

There was a thread here last week  
Bill in UT : 1/13/2022 9:36 am : link
quoting Gates. Just typical Giants-speak. Coming along, taking it day by day, doing what the medical people tell me, can't give a timetable, hope to be back soon, yada yada yada.
Yes, sounded like doing better but a long road back  
Jimmy Googs : 1/13/2022 9:38 am : link
and being ready this year was going to be more of a wildcard.

Can keep or jettison Price for a different cheap free agent but Center actually is a must for a draft pick. And probably a Day 2 draft pick at that...
After looking at the train wreck that the Giants are  
jc in c-ville : 1/13/2022 9:41 am : link
That alone may push him into retirement
Wish Him the Best  
varco : 1/13/2022 9:47 am : link
I hope his rehab proceeds well and his recovery is complete. However, I do think, based on prior updates, that he will be fortunate to return by 2023. The Giants should proceed on the assumption that Gates will not be a contributor in 2022 and seek to fortify the Center position - preferably via a high draft choice. Too bad - he was really developing well as a player. Let's hope for a return for the 2023 season.
Wish him the best  
JonC : 1/13/2022 9:54 am : link
and the Giants should plan as if he won't be playing in '22.
Only thing that is certain  
Lines of Scrimmage : 1/13/2022 10:09 am : link
is that he will give it everything he has to get back on the field. Brutal injury.

I believe RS was a back up and blocking TE (Number 69 is eligible) the second year after injury and then finally started in year 3.
miss his 'tude  
I Love Clams Casino : 1/13/2022 10:16 am : link
as well.....smh
Articles and threads earlier in the week on this.  
Beer Man : 1/13/2022 10:31 am : link
Gates doesn't sound very optimistic about returning for 2022. I think is a situation similar to Rick Seubert a number of years back, where Rick had a similar severe injury and it took him a couple of years to get back. The team is most likely planning as thou Gates is not going to be an option anytime soon (if at all)
Great young dude  
Optimus-NY : 1/13/2022 11:24 am : link
I wish him nothing but the best in the future. If he can't play again, then so be it, as long as he's healthy. My gut says he'll play and play well again, but it may not be until 2023.
Extremely unfortunate......  
Simms11 : 1/13/2022 3:42 pm : link
He was definitely a guy that had the right attitude and physicality for the position. He can’t be counted on next year, if he can rebound he might be a few years away, but that was a nasty injury and there’s only so many stories like Seubert. It even took him a few years to regain his ability to play.
I don't think we should expect to see him on the field again.  
BUgiantfan : 1/13/2022 7:07 pm : link
I'm hoping he makes a full recovery and am rooting like hell to see him back in a Giants uniform but the odds are stacked against him.
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/13/2022 7:11 pm : link
Hoping he recovers, but we'd be loco to count on him this fall.
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