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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: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:44 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

Wow thats alotta hate Neckro, can understand disliking a rival divisional foe but dude a wee bit harsh, I too am a diehard 9ers fan, and even with the G-men talking bloodbath and smack, think that  dude you need to chill. 



Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:32 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

Im a 49ers fan bigtime, but I sure do not wish any kind of harm to another player. A tough game will be awesome, but lets not wish someone get injured on purpose.



Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:29 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

LOL LOL EAGLES FANS HATERS(((((( Fly Eagles FLY on the road to MEDIOCRITY >>>>>>>> FLY EAGLES FLY sitting home wathing the GMEN on TV.>>>>>>>>

WE thought HIGH and ended low and Have to watch them GIANTS go>>>>>>>FLY EAGLES FLY on the road to MEDIOCRITY>>>>>>
>> E-A-G-L-E-S   EEEEEEEEAGLES    SSSSSSSSSuck LOL THERE's your new fight song lol stop hating




Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:27 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

LOL LOL EAGLES FANS HATERS(((((( Fly Eagles FLY on the road to MEDIOCRITY >>>>>>>> FLY EAGLES FLY sitting home wathing the GMEN on TV.>>>>>>>>
WE thought HIGH and ended low and Have to watch them GIANTS go>>>>>>>FLY EAGLES FLY on the road to MKEDIOCRITY>>>>>>
>> E-A-G-L-E-S   EEEEEEEEAGLES    SSSSSSSSSuck LOL THERE's your new fight song lol stop hating



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2012 8:04 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

Hey Neckro whats up with the hate? Only a total dirtbag would wish harm on somebody. The Giants are playing great football and it should be a great game on Sunday. The Eagles well they will be watching. Maybe they will win next year or the year after that or maybe never. So as the old saying goes Neckro "LIGHTEN UP FRANCIS"


neckro feelya
Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 7:50 am
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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 7:43 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

neckro....how that dream team doin yah putz......we may have 4 before you get 1....yet you have been predicted every year for last 12 years to win it all...must suck to be you


neckro feelya
Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 7:36 am
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Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2012 7:17 am
 

Nicks, Ballard not completely healthy for NYG

another stupid comment from another ignorant eagles fan.

jeaously rearing it's ugly head.



neckro feelya
Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 6:46 am
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