December 28, 2006 New York Giants Injury Report -– Shockey Not Likely to Play, No Surgery for Strahan: Not practicing again yesterday were TE Jeremy Shockey (ankle – questionable) and OG/OC/TE Rich Seubert (shin – doubtful).

“(Shockey is) getting better,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s better, but he couldn’t practice…(His availability against the Redskins will be determined) probably an hour and a half before game time.” In his weekly column for The New York Post, Shockey said, “My ankle is banged up pretty bad. It’s bad luck that the game is on a Saturday night where I lose time to get ready versus playing Sunday or Monday. I’m going to do my best to play. If I can’t go, then Visanthe Shiancoe will be ready to step up.”

FB Jim Finn (back – probable) returned to practice.

During his weekly interview on WFAN, DE Michael Strahan said he saw a foot specialist in North Carolina and that his injured right foot would not require surgery. He said that while there were torn ligaments in the foot, no bones had shifted or were out of place. In fact, Strahan, who is on season-ending Injured Reserve, said he felt he might have been able to play again this year, but the team decided not to risk further injury. Strahan said he was not going to retire, although he would have considered it if surgery had been needed as it would have required 6-8 months of rehab.

Quotes: DE Michael Strahan on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: “He’s a good coach. He wants to win. He’s willing to (do) whatever it takes to win and I respect that. He’s changed a lot since he’s been here. When he first got here, did I say I liked him? No, I didn’t like him one bit. I didn’t think I would last one season with him.”

General Manager Ernie Accorsi on the Giants: “I think there’s talent here, I’ve always felt that. People will look at that and say, ‘What are you talking about?’ That doesn’t in any way obscure the fact I think there’s talent here. I think it’s in pretty good hands. There are better players on this team than there was on the team I inherited, I know that, and I’m not the only one who thinks that. John Mara already said it. It was very important to me I left my successor with no holes in the draft, a good cap situation, players signed. I just feel the next person has to come in here with a clean slate.”