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Giants will be short-handed Saturday

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The Giants started this season with the roster badly injured.

Whether they make the playoffs or not, they are going to finish the season that way too. They face the Jets on Saturday without linebacker Mark Herzlich, defensive end Osi Umenyiora, and tight end Jake Ballard.

Wide receiver Mario Manningham is doubtful, while running back D.J. Ware is questionable.

Ballard and Manningham’s injuries hurt quite a bit in this battle of New York. The Jets’ pass defense should be able to focus on stopping Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. The Giants haven’t been able to run all year and rely too much on Eli Manning trying to complete low-percentage throws.

For the Jets backup running back Joe McKnight (shoulder/elbow) is officially questionable.

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19 Responses to “Giants will be short-handed Saturday”
  1. Soulman45 says: Dec 23, 2011 12:54 PM

    Frist to say
    All teams are hurt what is new.

  2. sbxxix says: Dec 23, 2011 1:14 PM

    Wow, with all these injuries I don’t know why the Giants are doing so much trash talking.

  3. gcsuk says: Dec 23, 2011 1:18 PM

    Soulman45 says:
    Dec 23, 2011 12:54 PM
    Frist to say
    All teams are hurt what is new.
    ——————————————————–
    Congratulations on being “frist”. I think the focus of the story was how banged up the Giants are (and have been all year). More so than many other teams.

    For Christmas, I hope you get a computer with Spell-Check.

  4. jerseyshoregiant says: Dec 23, 2011 1:23 PM

    They have been short-handed all year, so why is this anything new!

  5. maxvv says: Dec 23, 2011 1:52 PM

    Ballard being out is huge. The Jets couldn’t cover a tight end to save their lives. Or their season. Cue up a Brent Celek highlight if you’re curious.

  6. jbl429 says: Dec 23, 2011 2:00 PM

    Fortunately for the Giants, the Jets have been without a quarterback all year as well.

  7. myeaglescantwin says: Dec 23, 2011 2:01 PM

    everything is coming up EAGLES babayyyyy

  8. worldatlarge1 says: Dec 23, 2011 2:04 PM

    It’s weird how interesting the NFC East race got so fast…

  9. nannymcsack says: Dec 23, 2011 2:19 PM

    the player that hurts the team the most is still on the field. his name is Eli, and he’s the runt of the litter.

  10. ragingmouse says: Dec 23, 2011 2:58 PM

    What the near future holds for Giants:
    – new coach
    – new ( a lot ) of new players

    The “Cough” era has come to an end…

  11. DubZ480 says: Dec 23, 2011 3:18 PM

    Bottom line you got to play with what you have this time of year. Team that wants it the most and doesn’t turn the ball over wins, regardless of the injuries.

  12. bingobrown12 says: Dec 23, 2011 3:22 PM

    Giants will win this one.

  13. rugdaniels says: Dec 23, 2011 3:28 PM

    when are the Giants not short-handed this season?

  14. fissels says: Dec 23, 2011 3:43 PM

    with all the dropped passes, they’ve been shorthanded all year

  15. dlk47823 says: Dec 23, 2011 4:17 PM

    Sanchez has 28 tds and 13 interceptions
    He’s officially ranked 9th out pf 32 qb’s
    Keep hatin’ losers
    He can set the NFL record for most playoff wins by a qb in his first 3yrs with 2 more this year.
    Wouldn’t that ruin your day?????!!!!!!!

  16. dlk47823 says: Dec 23, 2011 4:21 PM

    More news for the haters….
    Dan Marino and Matt Ryan are tied for the Nfl record with 33 wins in their first 3 seasons
    Mark Sanchez has 31 and could still pass them both this year.
    WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Soulman45 says: Dec 23, 2011 4:34 PM

    @gcsuk
    Think you for reading my post and taking such a liking to it what a smart person.

    Merry Christmas
    The Best Of Luck To You
    Soulman45

  18. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Dec 23, 2011 5:07 PM

    osi gotta gosi

  19. protius says: Dec 24, 2011 6:23 AM

    dlk47823, if Sanchez has all these good thing happening for him this season, then why does he have a jerk off like you for a fan?

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