December 27, 2006 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing yesterday were TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle), OG/OC/TE Rich Seubert (shin), and FB Jim Finn (back). Shockey is “questionable” for the game against the Redskins on Saturday; Seubert is “doubtful,” and Finn is “probable.”

Speaking of Shockey, Head Coach Tom Coughlin said, “He couldn’t go (yesterday in practice) and he couldn’t really have gone (Tuesday) if he had to.”

LG/LT David Diehl missed practice due to his wife being in labor.

According to The Daily News, a source close to DE Michael Strahan said that Strahan has always known that surgery would be necessary to repair the Lis Franc injury he suffered on November 5th. The source said team doctors told Strahan he would likely need surgery at the end of the year. The Daily News reports that Strahan will be examined by a foot specialist again sometime within the next two weeks, at which time Strahan will likely be told that surgery is necessary.

HB Tiki Barber thinks there is a good chance that Strahan might retire. “(The surgery and recovery) is brutal,” Barber said. “It’s six months of hobbling around. And at 35 years old, he’s not going to be able to be healthy until training camp. So I don’t know if he’ll want to (come back).”

Strahan’s agent thinks he will not retire. “He would never go out like this,” said the agent.

Notes and Quotes: With Rich Seubert likely out and Bob Whitfield benched, David Diehl will likely start at left tackle and Grey Ruegamer at left guard.

HB Tiki Barber on the decision to have Quarterbacks Coach Kevin Gilbride to call the offensive plays: “It’s cosmetic. It’s change for change sake. It’s been done here previously. (Jim) Fassel did it to Sean Payton. Fassel had it done to him in Baltimore. It happens in the league when your team needs some kind of lift. Whether it actually provides it or not, change sometimes adds for extra motivation.”