Giants CB Eli Apple is the latest memeber to join the team's injury report as he is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders.
This comes as a surprise with Apple finally getting back into the mix, and he wasn't on the injury report on Wednesday or Thursday. Now, he may not even play out in the Oakland.
Apple has been a healthy scratch the past two games. The first came against the Chiefs as he was tending to his mother during the week of the contest after she received brain surgery. In last week's game against the Redskins, he was inactive because he "hasn't played football in a while," according to head coach Ben McAdoo.
However, there are reports saying it was because of Apple's "mental state" the last two weeks. A report wrote that Apple threatened to walk out of McAdoo's "brutally honest" team film session after being scolded for his lack of effort the games against the Rams and 49ers. Apple called the story false, and said he wouldn't dwell on it.
Instead, he wanted reporters questions during the week to aim on his return to the field, which he was excited for. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was just as excited to have the sophomore corner back on the turf as well.
"Eli is back in the fold and depending on what package we're in, you'll see him out there," Spagnuolo told NJ.com's Dan Duggan. "So, that's a good thing. That'll help us."
But, now, Apple may not make his much anticipated return in Oakland. In nine games this season, he has totatled 40 combined tackles, two fumble recoveries, and eight passes defended.