Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuck's Knee

DE Justin Tuck stayed on the sideline during practice with a sore and swollen knee, according to Tom Coughlin, and could be a gametime decision.

Tuck, who has played through two bad shoulders since he injured the left one in Week 2 on a trip by Cowboys tackle Flozell Adams, came in this morning complaining of sorness. Coughlin said they're trying to nurse him into the game.

"I’ll let you know tomorrow," Coughlin said of Tuck's status.

In other injury news, DE Chris Canty has been declared out with a sprained right MCL.

"He was in the line of play and one of the guys coming off got kind of shoved a little bit and tripped and went into the side of his leg," Coughlin said of the injury that occured toward the end of yesterday's practice.

T Kareem McKenzie and CB Corey Webster, both with knee sprains, did not practice again. Coughlin would not rule them out yet, but if neither gets back to practice tomorrow it's unlikely they'd play.

But RB Ahmad Bradshaw, who spent today on the bike, is expected to get back to work tomorrow, as was his custom throughout the season.

Coughlin said Canty's injury was the reason he placed both CB Aaron Ross and RB Brandon Jacobs on injured reserve and signed QB Rhett Bomar and S Sha'reff Rashad from the practice squad. Their two replacements, OL Rueben Riley and WR Bruce Francis, both participated in practice.

"Well, to be honest with you, when the unfortunate – I call it an accident – we were almost through with practice when Chris Canty hurt his medial collateral," Coughlin said. "It kind of changed some things because of the numbers. We needed some help. So we wanted to get some guys in here that could help us practice. And so we did a couple of things yesterday in advance of the end of the week.

1 comment:

  1. Sit him. The guy is beat-up. This season is done and Tuck gave everything. Let's get him healthy for 2010.

    Chris B.