Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/19/14


With serious injuries plaguing the defensive tackle position and headline-grabbing injuries to both Hakeem Nicks and Terrell Thomas, a lingering hamstring issue for New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley has gone largely overlooked. However, with the regular season rapidly approaching, the seven-year veteran is becoming increasingly concerned over the time he's missed and the rate at which he's healing.


“I’m very concerned about getting back out there. This is valuable time that I’m missing,” Boley said. “Usually this time I’m getting my work with the first group and actually build that chemistry early. It’s kind of frustrating to be honest.”

Boley did some running on the sidelines on Tuesday, which seemed encouraging at first, but the aftereffects were far from positive. Although he wouldn't call it a setback, Boley indicated things didn't progress as he had hoped and that he was still experiencing pain in his hamstring.

“Feel like was getting a little better, but I tried running a little bit today and still not where I need to be for me to be able to go out and work,” he said. “It started out all right. And then I started to still feel the pain in it. It’s a progression. A little slower than I want it to but I think it’s coming along.”

The linebacker was held out of practice again on Wednesday and will not play against the Chicago Bears on Friday night. Barring some sort of incredible turnaround, he's unlikely to play against the New England Patriots during the final week of the preseason as well.

In Boley's absence, Keith Rivers has been the primary fill-in. He is slated to see additional snaps on Friday and would appear to be in line for the start against the Dallas Cowboys in week one if Boley is unable to play.

“Rivers has played pretty well,” coach Tom Coughlin said. “He's gotten better each week, practiced well, special teams he's done a nice job. He can run.”


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