Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Giants LB Carlos Emmons to miss game vs. Redskins
EAST RUJTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants weakside
linebacker Carlos Emmons will miss Sunday's game against the
Washington Redskins with a chest injury.
Emmons, who was hurt in the loss to Seattle on Sept. 24, created
a stir in the locker room on Tuesday, saying he might play this
weekend. The original diagnosis called for him to be sidelined
about three weeks with a slightly torn pectoral muscle.
After saying he would not question Emmons, coach Tom Coughlin
said the 11-year veteran would miss the game.
Either Rookie Gerris Wilkinson or veteran Brandon Short will
replace him. It will likely be Wilkinson because Short, who had
knee surgery in the offseason, has been inactive for the first
"Gerris has made good progress," Coughlin said. "He really
has. He's been steady and when given an opportunity to play, he's
played OK. He's done a good job, so we'll see."