Hey all you Giants fans! Bet you’re getting sick of injuries huh? Well me too! Here is a quick list of new developements with injuries. I stress new because I am not going to repeat the same old ones everyone already knows.
- Eli Manning will resume practice this week, he had the tweleve stitches removed.
- Coughlin says Manning will practice in a baseball cap for the first day or so but should be ready to go for the Ravens game. The quarterback will be non-contact in drills for now.
- Ramses Barden has a stress fracture in his lower back, Ohm Youngmisuk is reporting. Aparently he has had back pain since before the Jets game. He will be out for the Ravens game.
- Michael Johnson is also reporting back pain and is expected to be out.
- Brandon Jacobs is indicating he is feeling better and should be ready to go.
- Aaron Ross is dealing with plantar fasciitis, some may remember Manning dealing with this last season. Ross was having a good camp and even returning punts; this will slow him down and he is expected to be week to week.
- Rich Seubert is expected back this week; he has been dealing with a broken bone in his left hand.
- Jim Sorgi is expected to miss another week or maybe two with his shoulder injury
- Chris Snee is expected to return from his knee issues.
- D.J. Ware and Sha’reff Rashad (safety) both suffered concussions in the Steelers game, they will have further testing done.
- Lastly, good news, Shawn Andrews is expected to practice after not playing since the second game of the 2008 campaign.
The injury list is long and ominous, not the way Tom Coughlin wanted to start the 2010 season. Injuries were largely attributed to the failures in the 2009 season so having such a long list already is not a good sign. I am still hopeful that the Giants will be able to pull everything together. Luckily Terrell Thomas can step up very well for Ross, Victor Cruz may find more opportunities with Barden out, and Bomar will get a greater NFL experience with the loss of Sorgi. The Giants do have some depth this seasons, something they showed very well against the Jets. I am confident that they will still have a successful season.
Josh Berman- nygreporter.com