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Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:38 am
 
NicksBy Josh Katzowitz

As the Giants struggle with a stomach bug that seems to be going around the team -- Eli Manning apparently passed it off to David Baas, who missed practice Friday -- two of Manning’s top targets are not 100 percent healthy.

Receiver Hakeem Nicks rolled his ankle in practice Friday, a somewhat-common occurrence for him, and tight end Jake Ballard had a procedure on his knee this week that has left him questionable to play Sunday vs. the Giants.

Not to worry, both said, because they’re both going to play. In fact, one reporter asked what it would take to keep them off the field for Sunday’s NFC title game vs. the 49ers.

"Nothing I can think of, off the top of my head,”  Nicks said, via the NY Daily News.

“If I was missing a leg, that’s probably what it would take to keep me off the field,” said Ballard.

While Nicks should be good to go, there’s apparently some concern regarding Ballard. He didn’t have surgery, but there were reports Friday that Ballard had an injection to help reduce the swelling in his knee, stemming from a partially-torn PCL he suffered late in the year that kept him out of the final two regular-season games.

“A PCL isn't going to heal overnight,” Ballard said. “To really get healthy, it's about six or seven weeks without playing football. That’s not going to happen, so I’ll be ready to go … I think I’ll be better off than before. (The injection) should help it a lot.”



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Since: Feb 6, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:06 pm
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

The Giants 23, San Francisco 17.
Alex Smith gets sacked six times.
Gore gets held to 70 yards rushing.
Giants gets two interceptions and returns one for TD.
Jacobs finally runs the ball like a man!!!
GO BIG BLUE!!!



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:22 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

Eli has a myriad of targets ... so the key for the Giants will be for Manning to use all of them ... to include Nicks and Ballarrd, so their health is crucial! 49ers don’t blitz a lot, so Manning might be able to take his time and pick the weak spots in the coverage. On the defensive side, is there any other information on DT Chris Canty? The last I heard was that he said he was fine and without a doubt would be ready to go for this weekend after suffering a knee injury last Sunday and was tended to on the field. Canty may not make a lot of tackles and sacks, but his presence is key ... GO GIANTS!




Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 9:37 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

Wow...what a shock...a bitter Eagles fan. Here spreading his hatred for the team that took the Dream Team's playoff spot. Funny how a guy like that can root for guys like Mike Vick, DeSean Jackson and a bunch of other scum bags and yet he hates the Giants. Well neckro, and all you other bitter Eagles fans, grow up! No one cares about your stupid, hateful posts...especially Giants fans. We're too busy enjoying this great ride to let your bile bother us even a little.

Here's hoping you all feel sick...as you watch Eli and the Giants collect another Lombardi trophy...and continue to wonder what it feels like to have your team win it all. Keep on hating! We hate you too but Giant fans won't be giving you another thought until next season. That's when you'll be relevant again...for a month or so-until your roster full of questionable characters implodes again and Andy "the Dough Boy" Reid wonders (AGAIN) what went wrong.

PHILLY FANS= worst fans in sports. You're Boston fans 10 years ago (hateful, pessimistic, with a chip on your shoulder) with a Sociopathic bent added in.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 9:22 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

Dont think the giants are talking a lot of smack. Just confident right now and of course that could change quickly. They have not made arrogant cocky remarks like another team from NY does. Think the Giants respect the Niners and all are saying they expect a tough
physical game. As a Giant fan I hope they are wrong and they win going away but seriously doubt that. I will just settle for a 1 point
win. Niners scare me alot.



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 9:20 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

hahahaahahaha.... Nekro... ahahahahaha... That's funny... I'm sorry, but how can you not find the humor in this? You guys are taking what he is saying way tooo seriously... He's an Eagles fan... He can't help it... 



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 9:17 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

Neckro is the same idiot that's been generating new accounts and posting hate on Giants threads for a few weeks. He only posts on blogs, where he can't be reported, and it takes the admins a while to find him. Please do not feed him any attention.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 9:16 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

Hey a>>hole if you want to wish on someone getting hurt why not start with punk ass desean jackson. If anyone
deserves to get hurt(no one does) it is him. Even his own teammates wish for that. Maybe he will get hurt on
Sunday, oh thats right he will be watching not playing just like the rest of the eagles.



Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 9:13 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

YOUR SCUMBAG



neckro feelya
Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 9:04 am
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Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:53 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

That's just a classless eagles fan maybe it will happen to him CARMA


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