Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that an MRI revealed that Giants first-round CB DeAndre Baker’s ACL is intact and he’s dealing with just a knee a sprain.
The Giants have confirmed the news and referred to Baker’s status as day-to-day.
Injury Update: CB DeAndre Baker underwent further evaluation this morning by #NYGiants team physician Dr. Scott Rodeo at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Rodeo confirmed a sprain to the left knee. Baker’s status is day-to-day. pic.twitter.com/IQaBYKm8aw
— New York Giants (@Giants) August 12, 2019
Baker was seen on the sideline at Monday’s practice walking around.
This is obviously great news for the Giants and Baker, as there was some concern it could be a serious issue. Instead, this should just end up being an issue that costs him a few weeks.
Baker, 21, was selected with the No. 30 overall pick in the first round of this year’s draft. He agreed to a four-year, $10,525,716 that included a $5,675,064 signing bonus.
The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Giants to pick up for the 2023 season.
During his college career at Georgia, Baker recorded 116 tackles, one sack, seven interceptions, 23 pass defenses, two forced fumbles and a recovery over the course of four seasons and 36 games.