New York Giants wideout suffers season-ending injury while dancing in locker room

The New York Giants only had to get through one more week without negative headlines before their embarrassing 2018 season concluded. They almost made it, too.

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Unfortunately, rookie wide receiver Jawill Davis was placed on the injured reserve list with a dislocated patella — more commonly known as the kneecap — which happened while he was dancing in the locker room, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

 

The injury ends Davis’ season and usually takes about six weeks to recover from. The rookie appeared in seven games for the Giants this season tallying four receptions for 40 yards. Davis was an undrafted free agent out of Bethune-Cookman who worked his way up from the practice squad, so even if the Giants didn’t have much to celebrate, he’d certainly come a long way.

Davis isn’t the first NFL player to suffer an injury while dancing and he won’t be the last. He can at least be thankful he didn’t pull a Lamarr Houston, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury after celebrating a sack in 2014.

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SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants takes the field prior to their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: The San Francisco 49ers line up against the New York Giants during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: A San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader kneels during the national anthem prior to the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: A San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader kneels during the national anthem prior to the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Ahkello Witherspoon #23 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks up a pass intended for Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Eli Manning #10 and Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants react to a play against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Nick Mullens #4 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts a pass against the New York Giants during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Ahkello Witherspoon #23 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts to a call during their NFL game against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: The New York Giants defense reacts after a play against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants rushes with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants is unable to make a catch against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring on a 20-yard pass against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on November 12, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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