Injury Update – Aaron Ross Undergoing Tests: There was no major or terribly encouraging news provided by Head Coach Tom Coughlin on the injury front during his conference call yesterday. But CB Aaron Ross said he will be undergoing testing on an apparent stomach/kidney issue.
CB Aaron Ross (stomach/kidney): “Aaron Ross seemed to have some discomfort that was a result of some of the intestinal issues that he had been having and so we’ll continue to hopefully clear that up and get that taken care of,” said Coughlin.
“It’s not an illness and I’m not injured either,” said Ross. “It’s something with my stomach and my kidney. I’ll find out (on Tuesday) what’s really going on.”
CB Brian Jackson (hand): “Brian Jackson broke his left hand and he’ll have to play in a splint,” said Coughlin. “He did come back in and seemed to perform very well with that.”
DE Dave Tollefson (burner): “Dave Tollefson had a little burner and hopefully he’ll be able to come back strong with regard to that,” said Coughlin.
OL Shawn Andrews (back): “I don’t have any more information for you on that,” said Coughlin. “The way it worked a week ago was one day he felt good and the next day he didn’t, so until there is some real concrete evidence that he can maneuver and that he is pain-free, there won’t be a whole lot to say.”
OL David Diehl (hip/hamstring) and WR Steve Smith (pectoral): “I don’t have anything today,” said Coughlin.
Giants Will Sign Defensive Tackle to Practice Squad: According to The Star-Ledger, the Giants will sign DT Joe Joseph to the Practice Squad, filling the spot vacated last week when the Giants signed CB Michael Coe to the 53-man roster.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday Media Conference Call: The transcript of yesterday’s media conference call with Head Coach Tom Coughlin is available at Giants.com.
Player Media Q&A’s: Transcripts (scroll down within the article) of yesterday’s media conference calls with the following players are available at Giants.com:
QB Eli Manning on ESPN Radio: The audio of yesterday’s interview of QB Eli Manning on ESPN Radio is available at ESPNNewYork.com.
DE Justin Tuck on WFAN: The audio of yesterday’s interview of DE Justin Tuck on WFAN is available at CBSNewYork.com.
Article on the Giants’ Offense: G-Men to Keep Offense Simplified by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
Article on Defensive Ends Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora: Speeches Get Rolle Fired Up by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News
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