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Tuck's shoulder injury could keep him out this week

Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck hasn’t missed a game since 2006, often playing through painful injuries to stay on the field.

That streak could end this Sunday, despite comments to the contrary from Tuck immediately after Sunday’s win in Dallas in which he injured his shoulder.

Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that further tests to Tucker’s shoulder revealed the damage wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but his status for this week remains up in the air.  Tuck has avoided a serious injury, but Garafolo believes he’ll still miss a game or two.

The Giants were also without defensive tackle Chris Canty last week, and defensive tackle Jay Alford is out for the season.

New York heads to Tampa this week, where Eli Manning should have a fun day against Tampa’s sagging defense.  Perhaps the G-Men can afford to give Tuck the week off.

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45 Responses to “Tuck's shoulder injury could keep him out this week”
  1. DildoBaggins says: Sep 23, 2009 9:55 AM

    Rosenthal do you even have pubes yet dude?
    Florio’s Giant bias is starting to run off into your writing, ah the youth of today, so impressionable.
    If the VaGiants lose to Tampa – LOL.
    But of course if they do, Florio will still have them #1 in the Power Rankings

  2. BigDiceBuddha says: Sep 23, 2009 10:01 AM

    Flozell’s response?
    “Adams, responding to a report in the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth, Texas, that quoted Tuck as calling Adams’ tripping penalty “bush league,” said: “Bush? What does that mean? I’ve never ever heard that term. It’s not my fault. I don’t know what happened with that. He said he hurt his shoulder. I’m like, ‘Well, stay up.’ That’s all I know. He fell down. Stay up.””
    This guy needs to be suspended. He also said he didn’t do what he was fined for last week, and would appeal. He was the most penalized player in the NFL. He’s huring guys out there, putting people in danger. He tried the same leg whip later against Osi Umenyiora. When is Goodell going to step in and protect these players against Flozell’s cheap shots?

  3. VoxVeritas says: Sep 23, 2009 10:07 AM

    “This guy needs to be suspended.”
    haha for tripping? Bitch, please. Somebody needs to suspend Antonio Pierce for being a criminal douchebag that transported an illegal firearm across state lines and conspired to cover up a felony but that’s not gonna happen either.

  4. Levito says: Sep 23, 2009 10:08 AM

    How does he expect someone to stay up when he trips them? He needs a stiff fine and a suspension.
    Giants should definitely rest him. If they can’t beat Tampa with their backup line, they probably don’t deserve to play in January anyway. Tuck will be much needed when they play New Orleans in week 6.
    Flozell should have to sit as many games as Tuck does. And Tuck should embarrass him next time they play

  5. leatherneck says: Sep 23, 2009 10:08 AM

    Tampa Bay’s defense is giving up an average of 10.1 yards per pass attempt. “Sagging” is an understatement if it isn’t true.
    Florio is right. The Giants can give Tuck the day off.

  6. Scrip Club Lover says: Sep 23, 2009 10:10 AM

    BigDiceBuddha says:
    “When is Goodell going to step in and protect these players against Flozell’s cheap shots?”
    Go ahead and throw Wilfork on the list of repeat offenders. The Commissionator needs to come down hard on these dirty players.

  7. Free_Tramopoline says: Sep 23, 2009 10:14 AM

    boo

  8. BigDiceBuddha says: Sep 23, 2009 10:19 AM

    “haha for tripping? Bitch, please”
    No, for being the most penalized player in the NFL. Bitch please yourself… 33-31, suck it, douchebag.

  9. laxref26 says: Sep 23, 2009 10:19 AM

    Hey Vox,
    cowgirls suck, just like you.

  10. VoxVeritas says: Sep 23, 2009 10:20 AM

    “And Tuck should embarrass him next time they play”
    Impossible. Flo will just trip him make Justin Tuck’s feminine shoulder go BOOM again.

  11. Zaggs says: Sep 23, 2009 10:27 AM

    Yeah Adams only tried to injure two giants because his bloated fat ass couldn’t handle them. Too bad Vox, Adams was already fined last week against the Bucs. Isnt there a rule about so many fines before a suspension?

  12. VoxVeritas says: Sep 23, 2009 10:29 AM

    “No, for being the most penalized player in the NFL. Bitch please yourself… 33-31, suck it, douchebag.”
    The Giants won. You didn’t. You’re still a mama’s boy loser.

  13. VoxVeritas says: Sep 23, 2009 10:30 AM

    laxref… your mom sucks, just like your little sister. Well not *just* like your little sister, your little sister needs a rock before she’ll suck.

  14. Resolution says: Sep 23, 2009 10:31 AM

    Adams has always been shady, the giants should have known that going into it, but that obviously doesn’t excuse it. “A stiff fine and a suspension” Maybe that’ll make the Giants feels better, but Adams clearly either A) doesn’t care or B) knowingly does it and thinks he should keep doing it.
    Bounty Adams. End his season. Or, more comically… someone could tell Channing crowder Adams is talking trash about him, maybe crowder will forget about Florio and go after Adams.
    Vox, welcome to the conversation, Pierce has nothing to do with this story, or thread. Do you ever pay attention to anything? Or do you just post whatever brainfart falls out of your head? Is Adams more well known for dirty plays, or are you more well known for making useless comments about off topic past events?

  15. BigDiceBuddha says: Sep 23, 2009 10:43 AM

    One more thing:
    “Somebody needs to suspend Antonio Pierce for being a criminal douchebag that transported an illegal firearm across state lines and conspired to cover up a felony but that’s not gonna happen either.”
    How much time did Irvin get for stabbing his teammate in the neck with a pair of scissors, in the barber chair again? Oh yeah, “that’s what a hall of famer is…” Ha.

  16. DallasDeathStar says: Sep 23, 2009 10:43 AM

    Flozell did what most O-Linemen do every game. Watch close you see it all the time. He is the most penalized player because of false starts ,he has only 2 personal fouls in the last 7 years. Dirty player? I think not. As far as the 33-31 victory for the Giants, are you really that happy your team won on a last second field goal. Dallas lost the game because or turnovers not because the Giants out played them. I know a wins a win but be honest, do you think the G-men are that good?

  17. Levito says: Sep 23, 2009 11:03 AM

    Ha. Vox can’t even look at a player on his own team and find fault. His reasoning for the Cowgirls is probably because the team needed some motivation to get even better.
    It’s gonna be sad when the Redskins have a better record than them this year. Guess that’s what happens when your defense sucks even worse than you’re highly overrated smurk-faced quarterback.

  18. BKinacti0n says: Sep 23, 2009 11:10 AM

    @ Dildo,
    Check the rankings around the boards. I’ve seen at least 10 power rankings and all have had the Giants #1. Besides, power rankings don’t mean dick.

  19. VoxVeritas says: Sep 23, 2009 11:27 AM

    “It’s gonna be sad when the Redskins have a better record than them this year. ”
    hahahaha

  20. VoxVeritas says: Sep 23, 2009 11:39 AM

    “It’s gonna be sad when the Redskins have a better record than them this year. ”
    you been smoking crack with Marion Barry again? For all the hundreds of millions of dollars spent, the Deadskins couldn’t even hang around in the same ballpark with the Giants. And who are you calling overrated? The Deadskins blew a first round pick on their QB, and he’s probably the 5th or 6th best QB in the NFCE. Snyder absolutely can’t wait to replace him with a warm body. Better a smirk-faced winner than a stern-faced loser like Jason Campbell. Romo had as many TD passes in one season as Campbell has had in his entire 5 year career and is currently out-scoring him four TDs to one.

  21. leatherneck says: Sep 23, 2009 11:40 AM

    Vikings fan here.
    Speaking without any bias toward either the Giants or Cowboys, it looked to me like Flozell Adams did not plan on tripping Tuck. He was beat and he stuck his leg out almost on instinct, like it was almost an involuntary reflex. Afterward, Adams looked like he was mad at himself for doing that. He wasn’t high-fiving anyone.
    Was it illegal? Definitely yes. It just wasn’t evil. It shouldn’t have happened but it did. Adams should apologize to Tuck.
    Good luck to both the Giants and Cowboys on Sunday. Both teams are very good.

  22. bavaro89 says: Sep 23, 2009 12:05 PM

    Not only does Adams not appology for his lapse in judgement, he actually insults Tuck for falling down on the play (a results of Adams’ trip). Amazing. Not surprise though; that organization is rotten from the head on down. I hope the Boys enjoyed their shot at beating Blue w out Canty, Tuck, Ross, Dockery and a banged up Kenny P.
    “As far as the 33-31 victory for the Giants, are you really that happy your team won on a last second field goal. Dallas lost the game because or turnovers not because the Giants out played them. I know a wins a win but be honest, do you think the G-men are that good?”
    Going into your stadium, your hyped up game, Giants couldn’t run, as I said we were without major contributors on the D line- and we escape with a NFC Beast road win? Umm- yeah…pretty happy about that, thanks.

  23. east96st says: Sep 23, 2009 12:31 PM

    DallasDeathStar says: “I know a wins a win but be honest, do you think the G-men are that good?”
    Dallas allowed almost 300 yards of passing to a WR has is a third down specialist and a WR who had like 7 catches total in the NFL before the Cowboys game. Be honest, do YOU think Dallas is that good? It was YOUR house, YOUR stadium’s coming out party, and YOU had 100,000 plus fans screaming and you managed to make Eli look like Dan Marino and Joe Montana rolled up into one. Out played, out coached, and out hustled. Period.

  24. laxref26 says: Sep 23, 2009 12:36 PM

    Hey Vox,
    how much crack do you smoke?? Do you use the same dealer as Michael Irvin??

  25. east96st says: Sep 23, 2009 12:37 PM

    VoxVeritas says: “Flo will just trip him make Justin Tuck’s feminine shoulder go BOOM again.”
    Speaking of feminine, remind us, when was the last time a NY player fainted in the shower? All this tough talk from a guy who’s MySpace page lists his mood as “lonely”.
    http://www.myspace.com/warlock978

  26. BKinacti0n says: Sep 23, 2009 12:38 PM

    @ DallasDeathStar,
    Yes, I am happy that the Giants won on a last second field goal. It’s far better than losing on a last second field goal, wouldn’t you say? Dallas lost for a number of reasons — not just turnovers. They couldn’t stop the Giants from moving the ball, and couldn’t cause any turnovers themselves. Patrick Crayton needs to learn how to catch the football, and Roy Williams proved that he’s average at best when going up against a decent corner. See you at Giants Stadium in December, when Romo is at his best.

  27. Hal Briston says: Sep 23, 2009 12:41 PM

    DallasDeathStar says: “Dallas lost the game because [of] turnovers not because the Giants out played them.”
    —————————————————-
    Ummm, DDS? You do realize that when you force turnovers, you are in fact outplaying your opponent, right?

  28. Resolution says: Sep 23, 2009 12:42 PM

    Vox –
    “The Deadskins blew a first round pick on their QB, and he’s probably the 5th or 6th best QB in the NFCE.”
    Now, I agree the redskins are clearly not very good, and their QB is far below average – they will clearly be the bottom of the NFCEast this year. But the NFC East only has four teams in it. As bad as I think the redskins are, how can they have the 6th best QB?
    Also, I am not so sure Romo is anything to Brag about… He is average, plain and simple. Not awful, not great, just average. Oh, and he chokes in key moments, at least he’s got that going for him.

  29. Fanamine says: Sep 23, 2009 12:42 PM

    Vox is again in PTSD mode. Will he break his record number of posts from yesterday? He is really on the ropes with his constant name-calling and non-sensical replies. Only he can connect Pierce’s actions with Plax to the low-life, cheating Adams deliberate injury-seeking kicks. Pierce, at least, went before a grand jury and could have faced incarceration. Flo, the fat cowpoke, will not even admit he cheated. When cowboy fans post over and over, ad nauseum, to every point made against their team, you know we are doing something right.

  30. Hordak says: Sep 23, 2009 12:44 PM

    Hockey: tripping means a two minute penalty.
    Football: tripping is on par with Jeffrey Dahmer.

  31. Levito says: Sep 23, 2009 12:48 PM

    Ha, it’s really funny how the Cowgirls fans can’t come to grips with the fact that the Giants just might be a better team.
    Their argument: Romo threw 3 picks, the defense couldn’t cover anyone, the pass rush was horrible and they still almost won.
    Try a look on the other side. The Giants played turnover free football, the receivers ran wild. But the usually stout defense let up 200+ yards on the ground, the best running offense in the league couldn’t get moving, the giants left a lot of points on the field with red zone issues, and they managed to let the cowboys get away with a close one. Had the giants not had their red zone issues and the defense played like it did last year, the Giants murder the Cowboys.
    See how easy it was to flip all the Cowgirls arguments upside down?
    Come to grips Cowpoke fans. Your team just isn’t that good. It’s a team that hasn’t won a playoff game in forever and didn’t even make the playoffs last year. And what has changed to make you think it’s a better team? Your 0 impact players from free agency and the draft? Come on now. The Cowboys are a mediocre team at best and won’t get any better any time soon. Sorry, but it’s true.

  32. Fanamine says: Sep 23, 2009 12:55 PM

    “Was it illegal? Definitely yes. It just wasn’t evil. It shouldn’t have happened but it did. Adams should apologize to Tuck.”
    You will not see an apology when this person pretends to not understand the concept of the word, ‘bush.’ Who amongst us does not understand its meaning? Then, he claims he did not know Tuck was hurt. The classiest remark was denying it was his fault. Yes, teams from both sides get penalized. Tuck missed the rest of the game and may not play this week. If a person makes a mistake, then the penalty should settle the matter. When a player is injured due to that mistake, then the perpetrator should recognize the fault. Adams is a liar and a cheat. Do you really think he will apologize?

  33. Fanamine says: Sep 23, 2009 1:11 PM

    “Hockey: tripping means a two minute penalty.
    Football: tripping is on par with Jeffrey Dahmer.”
    In hockey careers have been ended due to the types of damage inflicted. In some cases criminal charges have been filed. Two minute penalties are what the game itself deems appropriate.
    You do know that tripping opposing players is not something discovered Sunday night by Adams. He was penalized according to the rules. That is hardly Dahmer worthy, unless you meant Vick. Once the player was hurt it should be apparent that kicking at knees is not very sportsmanlike. He made amends by later trying to trip Osi. I know stuff happens in a game, but Adams is not man enough to admit he caused harm. Being a liar just compounds his low status.

  34. DallasDeathStar says: Sep 23, 2009 1:16 PM

    To all the GIANT fans!You are correct in saying the Cowboys are not that good and havent been in a long time. I agree! Much help is needed in many areas and this will probably not be a winning season. But unlike you I am not kidding myself by saying we are the best team in the NFL. They are not even close to. Your DC is gone and the D is going to sufffer with or without all your starters. Spags was the best coach on your staff. Eli has gotten better but not a top 5 QB. Your young recievers are OK but the Dallas secondary suck the bag. The turn overs that happened during the game were because of terrible QB judgement and fluck (off Wittens foot) plays . It wasnt pressure or caused by some outstanding D play.Wake up and get real.

  35. DallasDeathStar says: Sep 23, 2009 1:21 PM

    By the way I still hate the Jersey VAGIANTS with all my heart!

  36. old ghost says: Sep 23, 2009 1:34 PM

    Hey Guys: Sultan Jerry and his oil baron co-owners own the NFL and along with it the commissioner(good ole Roger). Suspend a Dallas Cowboy , a member of America’s team, you are crazy. Heck he is just a good old boy ( not to talented) who has to resort to dirty play to do his job. Plus he is just a reflection of his Coaches and Owner, who are above rules. To the rest of the owners, could it be that the high ratings were not to see the Ego-maniac clear the crust out of his nose ( predictable) but to watch the Giants play the game as a class act. Dallas and Sultan Jerry make the Raiders, Al Davis and their California fans look wholesome.

  37. laxref26 says: Sep 23, 2009 1:39 PM

    Hey DallasDeathgirl,
    go eagles!!!!!!!

  38. DallasDeathStar says: Sep 23, 2009 1:58 PM

    One more thing, I still hate the Jersey VAGIANTS fans even more.

  39. Fanamine says: Sep 23, 2009 2:00 PM

    @DallasDeathStar
    You do know your hatred means you are too envious to accept the real truth about your average team. The more you and yours attack and call names the more your denial is asserted. The Jersey comment is old and lame. The legal name is New York Football Giants. I guess that is why the NY is on the helmet. For someone who is a know-it-all, you sure are lacking. I bet you did not know Giants Stadium is just 13 miles from midtown Manhattan. Your new mausoleum is 25 miles from downtown Dallas near Arlington. Oh, I see. States matter, but cities do not. I do not hate the Cowboys. The team has been very successful overall. I guess hating is a pre-requisite to Cowboy fandom. It must be a JJ thing.

  40. BENITO says: Sep 23, 2009 2:21 PM

    vox is lonely??? send flozell over for some qt!!!

  41. BigDiceBuddha says: Sep 23, 2009 3:14 PM

    Flozell fined $12,500 for tripping Tuck
    Per Ralph Vacchianno of the NY Daily News on Twitter
    Nice! Two games played this season, two fines. Who’s going to be Flozell’s unlucky victim this week? Stay tuned…

  42. Krow says: Sep 23, 2009 3:25 PM

    Guilty as charged. End of story. Stop whining you Dallas pussies.

  43. mixman34 says: Sep 23, 2009 4:44 PM

    You lil girls are hilarious….. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cowboys got beat period. And will continue to get beat with that lil teenie bopper sorry excuse for a QB. To the dudes that can actually call themselves football fans but say the Giants only won on turnovers…. THAT IS FOOTBALL!!! And by my book, the team that gets more turnovers than they give away is the better team and tend to win. Seriously!!
    GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!
    (we’re comin!!!)

  44. Hordak says: Sep 23, 2009 5:01 PM

    “In hockey careers have been ended due to the types of damage inflicted. In some cases criminal charges have been filed. Two minute penalties are what the game itself deems appropriate.
    You do know that tripping opposing players is not something discovered Sunday night by Adams. He was penalized according to the rules. That is hardly Dahmer worthy, unless you meant Vick. Once the player was hurt it should be apparent that kicking at knees is not very sportsmanlike. He made amends by later trying to trip Osi. I know stuff happens in a game, but Adams is not man enough to admit he caused harm. Being a liar just compounds his low status.”
    My point is that tripping is nowhere near as dangerous as the Cowboys haters (and there is no shortage of them on this site) make this incident out to be. As you say, he was penalized according to the rules, and it has been determined that the appropriate punishment is far below what many here would like to see. Of course, what Adams did carries a risk but an injury like Tuck’s is basically a fluke. 99 times out of 100, noone will get hurt. This was the unfortunate exception. If it was a Cowboy that got hurt by a Giant, most people here would see that.

  45. Jaydub says: Sep 23, 2009 5:04 PM

    “Bounty Adams. End his season. Or, more comically… someone could tell Channing crowder Adams is talking trash about him, maybe crowder will forget about Florio and go after Adams.”
    LMFAO
    Winner!

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