Giants linebacker Jameel McClain returned to practice Sunday for the first time since suffering a neck stinger Aug. 5. McClain said he was not worried about his latest setback despite missing time in 2012 and 2013 due to a bruised spinal cord, per the New York Daily News.
“I was just like ‘I’ll be all right, don’t worry about me,’” McClain said. “I’m used to going through so much, something small to me is probably something big to someone else. … (This injury wasn’t) any comparison to what I went through before. What I went through before, I saw about 13, 14 doctors.”
A stinger that caused Giants LB Jameel McClain to leave practice Wednesday has Tom Coughlin pessimistic about his future, per NJ.com.
McClain was laying on the field with his legs motionless for at least a minute. Coughlin is not sure when he can return, but he knows it won't be soon.
"Chances are because of the extent of the trauma, he's going to have to sit for a while," Coughlin said. "I wouldn't be able to guess (a timetable for his return)."
Coughlin added that his caution was partly influenced by McClain's injury history, which includes a neck injury that threatened his livelihood.
McClain has been a full-time starter throughout since entering the league in 2008, including his first season with the Giants in 2014, when he contributed to a career-high 116 tackles.
Giants linebacker Jameel McClain (knee) and defensive end Paul Hazel (hamstring) are active for the game against the Eagles after being listed as probable. McClain leads the team with 108 tackles.
Giants running back Andre Williams is dealing with a shoulder injury and listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Williams was limited in practice all week after rushing 26 times for 110 yards in Week 16 against the Rams.
The other running back in New York of interest, Rashad Jennings, was limited in practice all week with an ankle injury and is listed as probable.
Jennings missed Week 16 with the injury.
Linebacker Devon Kennard (toe) will be out after missing practice all week and linebackers Paul Hazel (hamstring) and Jameel McClain (knee) are both probable.
The Giants are currently 2 1/2-point favorites against Philadelphia for Sunday's game.
Giants linebacker Jameel McClain is active for the game at St. Louis after being listed as probable with a knee injury. He has 101 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
Giants linebacker Jameel McClain (knee) was a full participant in practice for the second straight day on Friday and was officially ruled as probable for Sunday's game against St. Louis, per the team's final injury report.
McClain has totaled 101 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks this season.
The Giants have ruled out tackle James Brewer (concussion) and linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Redskins. The other three players on New York's final injury report were deemed probable for Week 15. Those players include linebacker Jameel McClain (knee), linebacker Mark Herzlich (concussion) and quarterback Eli Manning (back).
The Giants released their final Week 14 injury report and listed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back), Jameel McClain (knee), Preston Parker (knee) and Cullen Jenkins (calf) as probable for Sunday’s game against the Titans.
The Giants also listed Mark Herzlich (concussion) as questionable, with James Brewer (concussion) and Jacquian Williams (concussion) being listed as out.
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (back), linebacker Jameel McClain (knee), cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring) and safety Antrel Rolle (not injury related) were cleared to play Week 13 at Jacksonville. All four players were considered probable.
The Giants have ruled out offensive lineman Adam Snyder (knee), defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (calf) and linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion, shoulder) for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and tackle Justin Pugh (quadriceps) were the only two players deemed questionable.
Meanwhile, linebacker Jameel McClain (knee), safety Antrel Rolle (rest) and offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz (toe) were designated as probable for Week 13.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said defensive lineman Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), guard Adam Snyder (knee) and linebacker Jameel McClain (knee) will not practice Wednesday. He added linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion, shoulder), offensive tackle Justin Pugh (quadriceps) and defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins (calf) will be limited to individual drills.
The Giants are preparing to play the Jaguars in Week 13.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday he projects linebacker Jameel McClain to practice this week after leaving Sunday's game with a knee injury. The Giants play the Jaguars in Week 13.
Giants linebacker Jameel McClain is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured knee, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network on Monday. McClain left Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with the injury, which is not believed to be a long-term issue, per Rapoport.
McClain has totaled 78 tackles (45 solo) and one forced fumble this season.
The Giants will face the Jaguars in Week 13.
Giants linebacker Jameel McClain is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a knee injury, the team announced. McClain has just three total tackles in the game before suffering the injury, with the last coming in the middle of the third quarter.
With the news Giants linebacker Jon Beason will need season-ending surgery, coach Tom Coughlin indicated Monday that Jameel McClain will start at middle linebacker moving forward. McClain has totaled 40 tackles (21 solo), two pass defenses and 1/2 sack through seven games.
Despite surrendering more than 400 yards, the Giants had a pretty strong defensive effort during a 30-17 win Week 3 vs. Houston.
The Texans did finish with 411 yards (119 rushing) and were playing without star running back Arian Foster (hamstring). But the Giants held Houston to no points, four first downs and 83 yards in the first half.
Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara, safety Antrel Rolle and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie each had an interception Sunday. Linebacker Jameel McClain led the team with 11 tackles (nine solo). Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was second on the team with seven tackles (five solo). Amukamara and Rodgers-Cromartie each had two pass defenses.
The Giants are back in action Thursday at Washington.
Giants linebacker Jameel McClain, who left Tuesday's practice with a foot problem, was a full participant Wednesday. "He did well," coach Tom Coughlin said. "He came out and practiced and went the whole practice, so I think he’s fine. A little sore, but he was able to go."
McClain is vying to start at middle linebacker while Jon Beason (foot) is out.
X-rays on Giants linebacker Jameel McClain's foot came back negative, reports ESPN. If McClain is still feeling soreness Wednesday, the team might follow up with an MRI.
McClain is a candidate to start at middle linebacker while Jon Beason recovers from his own foot injury. McClain suffered his injury in the team's first practice Tuesday.
Giants linebacker Jameel McClain, a potential starter due to Jon Beason's injury, is getting his foot evaluated after being carted off the practice field. "I'm hoping this is just a sore foot," coach Tom Coughlin said.
The Giants linebacker corps suffered another injury when on Tuesday linebacker Jameel McClain was carted from the field to the locker room on the first day of training camp, according to the Bergen Record. The Newark Star-Ledger reports it looked like a left leg or foot injury. An update is expected later.
McClain was signed this offseason to help provide depth at linebacker. The team is already without Jon Beason for much of the preseason and potentially the start of the regular season.