Injury Update: The Giants did not practice yesterday and will return to practice today. Three of the missing, injured offensive starters think they will be able to do more this week at practice.
WR Steve Smith (pectoral) thinks he will play this weekend despite having to wear a harness that will restrict his range of motion. “I know I’m going to have to deal with pain,” said Smith. “It’s tough, but that’s how it’s going to be probably for the rest of the year. I’m going to have to learn to deal with it…It is kind of weak, especially weak when I move my arm across the body.”
“I’m actually doing excellent,” said LT David Diehl (hip/hamstring). “Rehabbing, everything’s been going awesome. I made a lot of progress last week and I thought I was going to have the opportunity. I was close but I just wasn’t there. But I’m playing this weekend.”
“I’m feeling better,” said OC Shaun O’Hara (foot). “It’s been a long process for me, frustrating. But I feel good. I’m going to try to do a little more this week. Really, it sounds like a cliche, but it’s really been a day-to-day thing. The more I do, the better it feels.”
CB/Returner Will Blackmon (chest) says he expects to play this weekend.
OL David Diehl on 1050 ESPN: The audio of yesterday’s interview of OL David Diehl on 1050 ESPN is available at ESPN.com.
S Antrel Rolle on WFAN: The audio of yesterday’s interview of S Antrel Rolle on WFAN is available at CBSNewYork.com.
Articles on General Manager Jerry Reese:
- Reese Making All the Right Moves by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com
- GM Reese Rises to Occasion in Face of Multiple Injuries by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
Article on the Offensive Line: Blind-Side Faith: Giants know Whoever’s at Left Tackle Will Protect Eli by The Bergen Record
Notes: With their eighth victory of the season, the Giants have clinched their sixth consecutive non-losing season, extending their longest streak since they had 10 in a row from 1954-1963.
The Giants lead the NFL in both takeaways (30) and giveaways (31). They have recovered an NFL-high 17 opponent fumbles and lost a league-high 14 fumbles.
QB Eli Manning is 0-4 against the Vikings, with two touchdown passes and nine interceptions.
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