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Plus, the rest of the injury rundown
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David Baas said heâs been dealing with a neck injury for most of the season, but now that the effects have spread to include migraine headaches the concern level of the team â and himself â has increased.
David Baasâ injury situation is not a take-two-aspirin-and-call-me-in-the-morning fix.
The Giants have had so many injuries this season that when they learned that starting center David Baas would be unable to play about two hours before Sunday's kickoff, there was little they could do but find some gallows humor in the situation.
Plus, an injury update, including bad news on Stacy Andrews
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/tom-coughlin-ny-giants-target-playoffs-4-game-losing-streak-article-1.987358?localLinksEnabled=falseRobert Sabo/New York Daily NewsEli Manning and Giants are down but not out as they begin their charge toward the playoffs on Sunday in Dallas.By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 12/6/11
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/12/giants_tom_coughlin_pleased_wi.htmlJim O'Connor/US PresswireGiants second-year lineman Mitch Petrus impressed coach Tom Coughlin by being ready for his first NFL start despite finding out about it only two hours before kickoff of Sunday's game against the Packers.By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 12/6/11
Giants coach Tom Coughlin feels ill about a challenge he lost in Sunday’s 38-35 loss to the Packers, because he still believes that tight end Jake Ballard possessed the ball and got his knee down inbounds in the end zone, which would have made it a touchdown. In fact, Coughlin said he was shown indisputable…
The last time the Giants lost 38-35 to an undefeated team late in the season, they went on to use that loss to go on a run an eventually redeem that loss in a big game. We’re talking about the 2007 New England Patriots, of course, and these two instances are miles apart although they appear to be similar on the surface.
Can the Giants use this loss as a confidence builder going...
This is four everything now.
This is for the division title, for the playoffs, and quite possibly, for Tom Coughlin’s future. This is the fourth quarter.
After all the emphasis, after all the reminders, after all their recent second-half collapses and winters of their discontent, there is only one...
The Giants had a legion of players sit out practice yesterday, some couldn’t go and others were held back for precautionary reasons.
C David Baas (neck, headaches), LB Michael Boley (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring), S Kenny Phillips (knee), DE Dave Tollefson (knee) and DE Osi Umenyiora...