Monday, September 26, 2011
Injury report: Tuck has strained groin
By Ohm Youngmisuk
While Mario Manningham believes he is good to go but awaits clearance to resume practicing from a concussion, Justin Tuck has a strained groin to go with the pain in his neck.
Tuck said on his weekly radio spot on WFAN that he was on his way to undergo an MRI on his neck but that the injury would not keep him from playing Sunday.
"A little bit of a recurrence of the same thing," Tuck said on WFAN. "I think a lot of teams know I have been having a little issue with it. I don’t want to be Michael Vick here but they are kind of going at my head a little bit too. It is going to be something that we can battle through and it is something that I can battle through right now. As long as I can battle through it, I am going to continue to play and hopefully we can get it quieted down here."
"I'm playing," he added. "Barring anything in practice, it’s a situation it’s football and it is a tough sport and you will have bruises and dings and pulls and it hurts. But I am not injured. Actually I am heading to get an MRI right now. I can definitely deal with it. I am not worried about getting there on Sunday. I don’t see this being an issue where I won't play on Sunday."
Tuck re-aggravated his neck and briefly left Sunday's game before returning to play. Tom Coughlin said the condition could continue to linger.
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora ran on Monday morning, according to Coughlin. Umenyiora said last week he was hopeful that he could return to practice this week but said he wanted to be absolutely sure his knee is ready when he comes back. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on Aug. 19.
"It is the same kind of thing where you really are going to have to wait and see what happens," Coughlin said of Umenyiora's knee.
Tight end Jake Ballard also suffered a stinger on Sunday. Coughlin said Kenny Phillips "appears to be fine" when asked if the safety suffered any injury on Sunday.
Manningham said he was experiencing sensitivity to light and that's why he was not cleared to play in Philadelphia.
"My eyes were hurting when I looked at the light," Manningham said.