December 1, 2011 New York Giants Injury Report: Aside from the 12 players on Injured Reserve, not practicing yesterday were HB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Hakeem Nicks (ribs/concussion), WR Mario Manningham (knee), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee), and LB Mark Herzlich (ankle).
“(Nicks passed the concussion tests), but the doctor said that he should rest for a day and make sure that there are no headaches recurring,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “If that was the case, then he could practice tomorrow. So as far as I know right now, there are no headaches. We should get him tomorrow.”
Coughlin was asked if there was any improvement on Manningham. “No. Not much,” replied Coughlin. “They’ve put some medicine in there, they’ve drained it, but there is an injury there. We’re trying to manage it and he’s trying to manage it, but it’s not working to everybody’s favor.”
Manningham said his knee feels week and that there is “some stuff floating around” in it. He also said the knee might require surgery.
“I think (Herzlich is) out (for the game),” said Coughlin.
LB Michael Boley (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis.
“Boley practiced and did okay,” said Coughlin. “He was limited, but he was okay.”
“I was pretty limited,” said Boley. “I got a couple reps during each period just to try to test it out and not try to overdo it today…It came out pretty good. No setbacks, so it is pretty good…It is a big relief. I haven’t had too many hamstring problems but I heard that they are really tricky. They can be good one day and not so good the next. To come out today and get some work was pretty good.”
WR Victor Cruz (hip), DE Justin Tuck (ankle), S Antrel Rolle (back), and S Derrick Martin (hamstring) fully practiced.
Coach Media Q&As: The transcripts and video of yesterday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:
- Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Video)
- Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride (Video)
- Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell (Video)
Player Media Q&As: The transcripts and video of yesterday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- HB Brandon Jacobs (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- DT Chris Canty (Video)
- LB Michael Boley (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
- S Deon Grant (Video)
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