Giants Place OLB Azeez Ojulari on Injured Reserve with Calf Strain
New York Giants outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari has been placed on injured reserve with a calf ailment.
Ojulari, the team’s second-round draft pick last year and team leader in sacks with eight, has had a rough second season. After a workout, Ojulari was injured his hamstring and was placed on the Reserve/Nonfootball injury list.
When he returned on August 14, he lasted only 11 days, suffering his initial calf strain on August 25 during the tail end of the Giants’ joint practice with the Jets. That injury cost him the first two games of the 2022 season.
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The former Georgia star returned to the Giants’ lineup for their Week 3 against Dallas. Ojulari played in 30 defensive snaps in that game, recording an assisted tackle.
The following week against the Bears, Ojualri, again playing in 30 defensive snaps, recorded his first sack of the 2022 campaign and added a forced fumble and two solo tackles to bring his 2022 total to three. He injured his calf and missed the second two games.
Ojulari had been able to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday and Thursday of his week, giving some hope he might be ready to go. Ojulari was unable to practice Friday so he was downgraded from OUT to . Ojulari was unable to practice Friday and was downgraded to OUT.
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