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Giants’ Jason Pinnock in hospital after injury during playoff win

Giants safety Jason Pinnock was carted off the field in the second half of Sunday’s wild-card win over the Vikings after suffering an injury on a kickoff return at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.

Pinnock, a second-year pro, appeared to take a hit to the midsection while making a tackle. He was sitting up while carted off the field. Head coach Brian Daboll and “the rest of the defense was out there as he [Pinnock] went on the cart,” per The Athletic.

Giants' Jason Pinnock attempts to tackle the Vikings' Kene Nwangwu during their Wild Card game on Jan. 15, 2023.
Giants’ Jason Pinnock attempts to tackle the Vikings’ Kene Nwangwu during their Wild Card game on Jan. 15, 2023.
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Jason Pinnock is carted off the field during the Giants-Vikings Wild Card game on Jan. 15, 2023.
Jason Pinnock is carted off the field during the Giants-Vikings wild-card game on Jan. 15, 2023.
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He was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Daboll told reporters after the game Pinnock is at a local hospital with an abdomen injury.

Pinnock was originally drafted in the fifth round by the Jets in 2021. He was waived in August 2022 and was claimed off waivers by the Giants shortly after.

The Giants knocked off the Vikings, 31-24, and will face the top-seeded Eagles next weekend in Philadelphia in the divisional round.

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