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December 10, 2010 New York Giants Injury Report: The only player not practicing yesterday was OL Shawn Andrews (back). Andrews will not play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

“Based on what they’re telling me right now, it is realistic (that Andrews will play again this season),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.

Practicing on a limited basis yesterday were WR Steve Smith (pectoral), WR Hakeem Nicks (leg), OC Shaun O’Hara (foot), and CB Brian Jackson (hand). O’Hara is officially listed as “doubtful,” Smith and Nicks are “questionable,” and Jackson is “probable” for the game.

“We’ll see (if Smith and Nicks play),” said Coughlin. “I wanted to see if they could practice, if they could go through – Steve took a fall today and I was anxious to see what he would be like with that. It may be tomorrow morning before I know on that, but he bounced right up. Hakeem has been pretty good really. He’s been just a little bit sore and been able to come right back each day.”

“Everything responded better than I thought,” Smith said. “I know what I can do and I know my limitations. I think I’ll be okay…(The harness) keeps you from stretching back too much or stretching for the ball too high. Hopefully Eli will keep it within my arm radius.”

“I think I’m good, but it’s their decision at the end of the day (on whether I play),” said Nicks. “I guess I’ll know (on Saturday) when I come in. I keep telling them the same stuff every day.”

Although O’Hara will not likely play, Coughin said, “He (he made good progress this week). I think he did.”

HB Ahmad Bradshaw (wrist), OL David Diehl (hamstring/hip), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee), and CB/Returner Will Blackmon (chest) fully practiced. All four are “probable” for the game on Sunday.

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