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Monday, October 29, 2012
Injury Report: No new info as storm nears

By Ian Begley

Tom Coughlin knows the Giants will have some injury issues to deal with.

He just doesn't know exactly what those issues are yet.

Coughlin on Monday said he had no new information about any of his injured players, due in part to Hurricane Sandy. The storm prevented injured Giants from getting treatment outside of the team's facility, Coughlin said.

Several Giants suffered injuries during the Dallas game.

Safety Antrel Rolle suffered a head injury in the fourth quarter that may or may not have resulted in a concussion. He will have to go through a battery of NFL-mandated tests before returning to the field.

Also, linebacker Chase Blackburn left the game with a hamstring injury, tight end Bear Pascoe suffered an ankle injury and linebacker Keith Rivers hurt his calf.

"We've got some guys who are nicked, no doubt," Coughlin said. "We're going to have some issues right away that we don't know much about."

Coughlin said he spoke with Rolle after the Giants landed in Newark, N.J., on Sunday night. The veteran safety reported no headaches, which is a good sign because headaches are a telltale sign of concussions.

"He knows that he was a little dizzy when he came off the field last night [but] on the plane he said he was fine," Coughlin said. "I'm sure he'll still have to go through the protocol but hopefully he'll be OK."

Rolle landed hard on his head when he went flying in the air near the sideline in an attempt to break up a pass late in the fourth quarter.

He was replaced by Tyler Sash. The Giants' secondary is already without Kenny Phillips, who may return this week. In place of Phillips, Stevie Brown has been a revelation. He had two interceptions and a fumble recovery against Dallas and has five picks on the year.