David Baas misses practice, Jake Ballard undergoes procedure

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There appears to be a stomach bug passing among the Giants players as they prepare for the NFC Championship Game.

Eli Manning had to leave practice on Wednesday because of a little intestinal distress and center David Baas couldn’t practice on Friday for the same reason. He’s listed as probable for Sunday’s game, which makes it seem like the bug spreading is a bigger fear than any impact it might have on Baas’ play.

Of more concern is tight end Jake Ballard. Ballard is listed as questionable for Sunday with a knee injury and Tom Coughlin told reporters that Ballard had a procedure on the knee Thursday. Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the procedure wasn’t surgery. Ballard missed the final two games of the regular season with a knee sprain and he has not looked 100 percent in either of the team’s first two playoff games.