Posted by rsanrel on October 9th, 2009
Eli Manning spent a second straight practice session with the training staff Thursday, but the Giants continue to be encouraged as he fights through an injured plantar fascia in his right foot.
“He spends about 24 hours working on it, so it’s good to see the progress, even if it is small,” Tom Coughlin said.
It wasn’t much of a surprise that Manning did not practice Thursday. The most revealing day of the week will be today when the Giants hold their final full practice leading up to Sunday’s game against the Raiders. When Manning injured his shoulder in 2007, he was able to test the injury in the Friday workout before playing against the Packers. He’ll likely want to test his foot in a practice setting today before making any decisions on his availability Sunday.
The Giants will announce today whether Manning will be out, doubtful, questionable or probable for the game on their injury report. If Manning is unable to play, David Carr would start.
Beatty in place of Boss? Giants tight end Kevin Boss also did not practice. If he can’t play, the Giants could use a combination of former UConn tackle Will Beatty as an extra blocker and tight end Travis Beckum to replace him. “Monday and Tuesday I wasn’t able to walk right,” Boss said. “I’m finally starting to feel like I’m walking normal.” … Defensive end Chris Canty (calf) visited a doctor Thursday. “He’s got issues,” Coughlin said. “It’s just very difficult to get him beyond a certain point.
Edwards practices with Jets: Braylon Edwards spent most of his first few hours with the Jets meeting his new teammates and coaches and digging into the playbook. A day after being traded from Cleveland, the receiver was on the practice field, already feeling like one of the guys.
Click here to read the full article – By Combined Wire Services of Courant.com
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