December 29, 2011 New York Giants Injury Report: The following Giants did not practice yesterday: HB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring), TE Jake Ballard (knee), and LB Mark Herzlich (ankle).
“Hakeem didn’t practice,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.
“(I) did a little bit of light jogging on the sideline,” Nicks said. “We kind of wanted to see where it was at by striding it out a little bit today. It was alright. It is a situation where you know it is going to be there, it’s not just going to go away overnight. Luckily, I have played with it before, I just have to keep taking care of it and I have no setbacks to this point…I have no doubt in my mind that I am playing, I know that. It’s all or nothing.”
“I feel like I know what I’m working with now,” Nicks said. “We know how to probably gameplan around it or within it. Hopefully it won’t limit my game, hopefully I can still have the extra burst to push down the field and do what it is that I do, I make plays for us.”
“No (Ballard did not run), (the trainers) didn’t think he could do it,” said Coughlin. “(The trainers) initially thought about running him. He ran hard yesterday, did a lot yesterday. They didn’t want to do that again today. He wasn’t ready to do that today.”
WR Mario Manningham (knee) and DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee) practiced on a limited basis.
“(Manningham) worked,” said Coughlin. “He was limited, but he worked.”
“I’m playing,” Manningham said. “I didn’t practice last week. I practiced this week.”
“(Umenyiora) did good,” said Coughlin. “He did a little bit more, felt better, felt good, moved around well…We’ll see (if he plays on Sunday).”
Coach Media Q&As: 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)
- Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn (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)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- DE Osi Umenyiora (Video)
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