The marriage of Shawn Andrews and the Giants has worked out well for both sides.
Andrews has provided depth and solid play at a position of need for the G-Men once he learned the team’s offense. He’s missed three games, but that’s less then plenty of others on the team’s banged-up line. Andrews has shown he can be a productive, drama-free member of a quality team again, although his constant back pain has him wondering about his future.
“Just making it back, I beat the odds,” Andrews said via the New York Post. “And now that I love it here, I don’t want it to be over. At the same time, that’s the future.”
Andrews contradicted himself in the same interview, saying he hasn’t thought about retirement. But he’s been forced to take 13 injections this season, including three epidurals. Some doctors have advised him to walk away
from the game.
For at least one more Sunday, Andrews will take a painkilling shot and try to help his team find its way into the NFC playoffs.