Giants Dec 12, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; A detailed view of a New York Giants helmet and Wilson official NFL Due footballs at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants tight end Darren Waller hasn’t met expectations this season. The Giants acquired Waller in an offseason trade with the Las Vegas Raiders, a noteworthy move at the time. But thanks to injury issues and consistency issues at quarterback, Waller hasn’t looked like the former Pro Bowler he once was.

On Wednesday, Waller revealed a “very frustrating” update on his behalf. Waller expressed discouragement over a recent hamstring setback he suffered. The tight end had injured his hamstring, and now another injury has reached the surface.

Jordan Ranaan, a Giants reporter, posted on Waller’s frustration, “TE Darren Waller ‘very frustrating’ and ‘a little bit discouraging’ that he’s dealing with another hamstring injury.

“Waller said it’s likely going to be ‘potentially’ weeks. The amount of weeks, he’s not quite sure.”

In eight games this season, Waller has recorded 36 receptions, 384 yards, and a yards per reception of 10.7. He’s found the end zone on just one occasion, which was the 20th touchdown of his career.

Thus far, Waller has recorded 3,956 career receiving yards on 334 career receptions. He scored a career-high nine touchdowns in the 2020 season.

New York has been dealing with a lot of struggles this season. Waller is just one of them, so for their sake, the tight end isn’t nagged too much longer by this injury.

[Jordan Ranaan]

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