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Knee problem could end Kenny Phillips' season

A league source that the New York Giants are planning for the possibility that safety Kenny Phillips will be lost for the balance of the season.

Per a separate source, no final decisions have been made as to whether Phillips will undergo a procedure aimed at correcting a cartilage problem in the knee.  If the surgery occurs, Phillips is expected to be placed on injured reserve.

Phillips has been in and out due to the injury, missing practice (like he did on Wednesday) but playing in games (like he did on Sunday against the Cowboys).

A first-round pick in 2008, Phillips has started both games of the 2009 season.  He has 13 tackles and two interceptions.

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24 Responses to “Knee problem could end Kenny Phillips' season”
  1. Krow says: Sep 24, 2009 11:48 AM

    If true that should just about end the season for the Giants. There’s a point where it’s just too many injuries.

  2. Hap says: Sep 24, 2009 11:49 AM

    Let me guess, both his picks were from Romo passes intended (apparently) for him.

  3. bavaro89 says: Sep 24, 2009 11:54 AM

    Wow- this could be terrible.

  4. Resolution says: Sep 24, 2009 11:54 AM

    Holy crap how many more giants seecondary players will get injured? They might as well field a couple cardboard cutouts.

  5. Abe Froeman says: Sep 24, 2009 11:59 AM

    Are you sure your other source isn’t NOBODY?

  6. RevSkip says: Sep 24, 2009 12:05 PM

    That would definitely be a blow. He has played lights out in the first two games and is a big hitter in the secondary.

  7. Resolution says: Sep 24, 2009 12:08 PM

    I really hope one of these reports reminds coughlin that he once said “injuries are a cancer” When he first started in NY.

  8. jkorn1818 says: Sep 24, 2009 12:11 PM

    at first blush, i was deflated reading this as a giant fan, then i clicked on the link you provided for us regarding his season. Then i was reading how he practiced thurs and sat out friday etc. I forgot for a second that it isnt even friday yet. So you send us to a link from last week about phillips, someone who participated in the game last sun and had a pick and made a key tackle to stop a potential TD. Granted you mentioned him playing against Dallas, but, i read he practiced and sat out this week and sat and practiced, which isnt so surprising for an NFL player. Can you please back up your claims or provide us with a link stating he might be out for the year? I mean posting a link from a week ago is hardly telling us a thing. Your article is pretty bold without an actual source or link, and it’s a pretty key player for the giants.
    I forgot, phillips actually had two picks.

  9. Hap says: Sep 24, 2009 12:12 PM

    The Buc’s are lickin their chops now ! I don’t think so.

  10. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 24, 2009 12:13 PM

    What….no story on Nick Barnett’s return to twitter ?

  11. Chickenfoot says: Sep 24, 2009 12:15 PM

    Rouse just got cut by the Packers…….

  12. 19giants87 says: Sep 24, 2009 12:25 PM

    In Jerry Reese and the Giants depth we the fans must trust. Injuries are tough in this part of the season, but are also an opportunity for inexperienced players to become veterans.
    Even with the scraps put together in the Giants secondary if the front four get pressure it can compensate for lack of practice.

  13. DildoBaggins says: Sep 24, 2009 12:38 PM

    The headline should be changed to:
    The Philadelphia Eagles will end Kenny Phillips and the 52 other Giants’ season

  14. JerseyJints says: Sep 24, 2009 12:46 PM

    we are screwed

  15. royhobbs7 says: Sep 24, 2009 1:05 PM

    Not so fast in burying this team. They are that good. Just remember their Super Bowl year. They survived with a severely depleted secondary. Should the others get healthy (i.e., Tuck, Canty, Ross, Dockery and Simtin), this team’s pass rush will still compensate for the paucity of defensive secondary help. Nevertheless, losing Phillips would have a much greater impact later in the season than currently as Phillips is slowly progressing and has not as yet been able to spontaneously implement the Giant defensive playbook philosopy into his style of play. I.e., he is still somewhat robotic in his play and slow in his reads and reaction. However, he is just beginning to pick things up as evidenced in his more intuitive style of play in the Cowboy game.

  16. SirRibbit says: Sep 24, 2009 1:07 PM

    What Dildo? That makes no sense whatsoever.
    If you are an Eagles fan, you are the reason we get a bad rap.

  17. jkorn1818 says: Sep 24, 2009 1:10 PM

    i figured others comments would shed some light onto this, or provide me with more articles, but nada. Can you please post a link from an actual source, actual quotes from phillips, doctors, trainers, someone?? I mean this is a small article with a link from a week ago. He played last sun and had 2 picks, he didnt miss any snaps due to his knee acting up. I can see “knee injury causes phillips to miss practice” but not “season ending” this would be huge for the giants….
    and dildo baggins, nice comment, go get close to 50 hung on you..herb

  18. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 24, 2009 1:35 PM

    Too bad. I had hoped that the Eagles would draft him as a successor to Dawk a few years back. Seems like a good kid and a good talent.

  19. Brian says: Sep 24, 2009 2:13 PM

    The Giants “are planning for the possibility” that Phillips could have surgery, according to one source, and “no decisions have been made” according to the 2nd source. Wow, could you be more waffling?
    Of the Giants preparing for the possibility, well I would hope so. As for no decision being made to have surgery, why would you, when he has been able to play? And, as some of the posters have pointed out, Phillips has a reduced practice schedule during the week, precisely to save him for the games.
    I guess it was quite a slow news day today, if this is all you could come up with. Meanwhile, scientists report that there is a possibility of an earthquake occurring in California, and that Los Angelenos should be prepared.

  20. crex43 says: Sep 24, 2009 2:17 PM

    Meanwhile, Kenny Rogers is healthy. Tragic.

  21. kilo31actual says: Sep 24, 2009 2:41 PM

    Son of a bitch!

  22. east96st says: Sep 24, 2009 3:29 PM

    As was said before, the article you referenced was dated 9/18. He has since played and played well. Do have new info or is this just a case where you forgot an article you meant to reference last week is basically no longer valid? Either way, it’s incredibly sloppy work by ANY standard. If you have new info, tell us. If you don’t, how does a “professional” use an article that is so outdated? What’s the next huge “headline story”? Phil Simms is iffy for Super Bowl XXV? Lawrence Taylor set to retire? Here’s a scoop for ya, Florio – I hear Frank Gifford won’t be suiting up for the rest of the season! What will NY do?!?!?

  23. spyboots says: Sep 24, 2009 3:41 PM

    Newday mentions PFT and comments on this story:
    http://www.newsday.com/blogs/sports/t-rock-s-take-on-the-giants-1.811990/no-official-decision-yet-on-kenny-phillips-1.1470428

  24. Chickenfoot says: Sep 24, 2009 4:40 PM

    Wow, Did I call Rouse to the Giants or what?
    I wa always good at connect the dots ;)

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