Darren Waller Aug 1, 2023; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Darren Waller (12) stretches during training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Star tight end Darren Waller has struggled with injuries the past few seasons. He joined the New York Giants this offseason and was able to play for the team in their season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but it’s clear that he still has some issues in his hamstring – though he may now know the root cause.

This week, Darren Waller was asked about his injury status and he revealed that he now believes that it isn’t really a muscular issue, but an issue with the nerve behind the muscle.

“I still have people on working me, a team, and it wasn’t the same degree of strain as last year,” Waller said according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. “It more so has to do with the nerve that was behind it. So it’s not really a muscular issue. It was more so a little bit something different, like nerve-wise.”

But as Waller explains, that didn’t keep him from performing on Sunday.

“I was able to go out there and do all the snaps they asked me to do and not have it affect me,” Waller said. “There were some running real deep down the field where it might nip a little bit, but as far as everything that was asked [of] me, I was fine.”

We’ll have to see if Waller is able to play through this issue all season, or if it will land him on the IR once again.

[New York Daily News]