Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/22/12
The New York Giants are taking a wait-and-see approach to tight end Jake Ballard’s status for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Ballard has been limited in practice after undergoing a small procedure on his knee following the Giants' win over the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round last weekend. Head coach Tom Coughlin told the media the procedure was not surgical. Ballard is currently listed as a game-time decision for Sunday.

Ballard told reporters he would only sit out the game if he had one leg, however, his mobility is a major question. New York will need Ballard to block an aggressive 49ers pass rush and can’t afford to have a liability in the blocking schemes.

Ballard has 38 catches for 604 yards and four touchdowns this season. He caught one ball for 17 yards in the win over Green Bay.
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