Ramses Barden has a concussion

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The Giants aren’t sure whether they’re going to have wide receiver Hakeem Nicks back in the lineup this week and now there’s a question mark next to the status of one of the guys who has put up good numbers filling in for him the last two weeks.

Coach Tom Coughlin announced Wednesday that Ramses Barden suffered a concussion in Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Eagles. Coughlin said that Barden took a blow to the head during one of the final plays of the game, perhaps the one that saw him flagged for offensive pass interference. If so, that would add to the pain of a play that pushed the Giants back 10 yards before kicker Lawrence Tynes’ 54-yard game-winning field goal attempt fell short.

“He complained of a headache and asked if he could be evaluated,” Coughlin said, via the team. “They sent him for the evaluation yesterday. I think a lot of the symptoms were okay, but there was enough there to slow him down. He is on the (concussion) protocol.”

Coughlin also said that he didn’t know whether or not Nicks would be able to practice. He isn’t practicing on Wednesdays at all this season, so the team will have to wait a day to see how his knee has responded to his extended time on the shelf.

Barden had nine catches and 138 yards to help the Giants rout the Panthers in Week Three and Domenik Hixon caught six balls for 114 yards on Sunday night, numbers that give life to Coughlin’s “Next Man Up” mantra in the face of injuries. If Barden and Nicks don’t improve quickly, it will be put into effect against the Browns in Week Five.

14 responses to “Ramses Barden has a concussion

  1. That was a stupid play by Coughlin anyways! Run the ball and put the team in position for a decent game winning field goal!

  2. Run the ball with 15 seconds left, no timeouts? How are you going to get the field goal team on the field after that run? Besides, Eagles have been stuffing the run all night.

  3. Whatever….it’s the Browns. They’d kill for whoever our next man up is. We should be able to beat this team with whatever WRs we trot out there. Run, run, run, p/a Cruz. Get out of dodge and get ready for the niners.

  4. “That was a stupid play by Coughlin anyways! Run the ball and put the team in position for a decent game winning field goal!”

    It was Gilbride, proving that even without a mustache, he still is terrible. Eli still should have never thrown that pass. Barden probably saved a potential pick.

  5. Hixon is starting anyway and he proved that he still is a good WR, especially coming off 2 season ending ACL tears. Whoever is next, Randle/Jernigan, just has to play whenever their number is called.

  6. Don’t want to overlook the Browns but the G-men need to rest up and get healthy at WR and the defensive backfield; 49ers are going to be a bitch and we’ll need all the manpower we can get.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Oct 3, 2012 2:56 PM
    Not confirmed that he won’t play. We will know by Friday.

    And it happened on one of those cheap shots that fake tough guy Kurt Coleman is known for.

    —————————————–the only cheap shot was Barden sticking his finger in Aso’s eye.

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