October 20, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: The injury news does not sound good regarding LB Jon Beason, who aggravated his toe injury again in the game against the Dallas Cowboys. Beason left the game after playing just 17 snaps. X-rays were negative but he is scheduled to visit foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, NC again.
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back/hamstring) only played 15 snaps. “It is going to be a continuous kind of a thing here with (him),” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “”Will the rest help him? Sure it will.”
DT Cullen Jenkins left the game early with a calf strain. An MRI showed that the injury is not more serious, but Jenkins, who was still in a walking boot and crutches on Monday, said he will be out at least two weeks.
The Giants are still unsure if RB Rashad Jennings (knee) and OG Geoff Schwartz (toe) will be able to return after the bye in two weeks against the Indianapolis Colts.
“You are talking about a running back coming back from an MCL,” Coughlin said. “This is not an easy thing for Rashad either. He is well aware of that. It is his makeup that we are counting on. Again he is doing everything in his power, I can guarantee you that.”
“I wanted to play last game,” said Jennings. “I can’t do what my body won’t allow me to do. So obviously, I’m going to try again to get back for Monday and just take it day by day. We’ll see how I wake up.”
“Schwartz has a long way to go,” Coughlin said. “He has been standing on the sidelines for a long time now. We are going to have to get him on the practice field extensively before that happens.”
“I have to be able to practice to be able to play,” Schwartz said. “The plan is to be back on Wednesday. That’s kind of the plan right now, to test it out next week, or in two weeks. It does feel better. I can do a good amount of things without pads on and without people hitting me. Part of the issue is going to be how it reacts when I’m pushing and when I’m anchoring and when I’m playing 50 plays a game. I’m not going to know until I get out there on Wednesday.”
October 20, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Monday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com and BigBlueInteractive.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- RB Rashad Jennings (Video)
- WR Odell Beckham (Video)
- OG Geoff Schwartz (Video)
- TE Larry Donnell (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- CB Prince Amukamara (Video)
7 takeaways from Giants Media Hour by Dan Salomone of Giants.com
QB Eli Manning on WFAN: The audio of Monday’s WFAN interview with QB Eli Manning is available at CBS New York
Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Coughlin’s message to the Giants: Get ready, we’re going to make a run by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com
Article on the Giants-Cowboys Game: Giants snap counts vs. Cowboys: What they mean for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Co. by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com