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Tuck, Jacobs doubtful for Sunday

Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:05 pm
TuckPosted by Josh Katzowitz

A day after practicing with the Giants, defensive end Justin Tuck -- who’s been battling neck and groin issues -- sat out today’s workout. And truth be told, Tuck is frustrated with the state of his body. How frustrated, you ask?

"Look at my face," Tuck said, via the New York Daily News, "and you'll answer that question."

Since you can’t see his face, we’ll have to assume that he’s pretty frustrated. As are the Giants, who have been decimated by injuries all year.

Assuming Tuck doesn’t play Sunday -- and by him not practicing Friday leads us to assume that he probably won’t be ready to go in two days -- he’s weighing his options about how to proceed with his neck. Making matters worse, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported running back Brandon Jacobs had a sprained MCL, and Friday's injury report listed Tuck and Jacobs as doubtful.

Tuck could sit out Sunday’s game vs. the Seahawks, miss the Oct. 16 game vs. the Bills and then rest during the Giants bye week. Since he missed last week, that would mean his neck would have about a month to heal. Or he might try to play through the pain anyway, with smaller, more-restrictive pads to help stabilize his neck and a new facemask that would hopefully hinder opponents from grabbing and twisting it to put more pressure on his neck.

That’s perhaps one reason why he shouldn’t play. New York’s opponents, specifically the Eagles and Rams, have targeted his neck to try to get him out of the game. That’s the claim Tuck makes anyway.

"They did it before the neck (injury happened), but it's a little bit more amplified now," Tuck said. "I would say this. When you get a game where you feel like you've got an advantage in a situation, you try to exploit that. That's what teams are doing."

"It's part of the game. We all do it in some capacity."

Jacobs also didn’t practice Friday, and after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday, it sounds like he’s a no-go for Sunday as well.
For Tuck, that also probably is the best course of action.

“Obviously that sounds like the smart thing to do, but we’ll see,” Tuck said, via Rapid Reporter Alex Raskin. “There’s no guarantee that if I sat out until the bye week that I’d be healthy for the rest of the season.”

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Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:24 pm

Tuck, Jacobs doubtful for Sunday

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Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2011 3:50 pm

Tuck, Jacobs doubtful for Sunday

Good grief.  As a life-long West Coaster, i have to say that outside of Oregon Duck fans, my least favorite fans in all of sports are Philly and then Boston fans. That said, enough already with the Michael Vick/dog rhetoric already. Seriously, it's old, stale news.  I don't even like Philly but I am so tired of the holier-than-thou ilk spouting this dog stuff. Move on already.  The point of this article is that the Giants, because of these injuries, will get crushed by the Seahawks this weekend.    Ok, I admit, I couldn't say that with a straight face.  yes I am a Seahawk fan in Cal, and I fully expect us to get blown out. 

Looking forward to the Rangers/Tiers series.  Hopefully the Phillies lose too so that the east coast idiot-triangle of Philly/Boston/NY will be silent for a moment and the rest of the country can enjoy some baseball. 

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 3:32 pm

Tuck, Jacobs doubtful for Sunday

Why are you guy's replying to low life lidiots?? The poor guy is mad his team sucks and got their ass beat by the Giants let him be. 

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2011 3:21 pm

Tuck, Jacobs doubtful for Sunday

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Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 3:17 pm

Tuck, Jacobs doubtful for Sunday

Another Eagle fan hating on the Giants..... Eagles are the biggest disappointment this season.. Coming from the team that is promoting a player that killed dogs ...      he mentions tuck as allegedley beating his wife .... EAGLE FANS ARE A JOKE...

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 3:04 pm

Tuck, Jacobs doubtful for Sunday

and Mike Vick deserves to have his private parts chewed off by a pit bull. wtf is wrong w/ you??

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