Justin Tuck suited up at practice today but did not play -- not a good sign for Sunday.
All-Pro Defensive End Justin Tuck did not participate in drills during today's workout in East Rutherford. All he did was walk around the practice field in uniform, without shoulder pads -- carrying his helmet by his side.
Tuck was injured during the first half of Sunday night's game in Dallas when he was tripped by Cowboys Offensive Tackle, Flozell Adams. He spent the second half on the sidelines, wearing a sling on his left shoulder.
Coach Tom Coughlin said this morning that Tuck is less sore today than yesterday and that he might have to wear a harness when he plays in a game. Tuck suffered a similar injury to the same shoulder at Notre Dame during 2003 and missed two weeks of spring practice.
The injury has been listed as a strain although some reports indicate he has a partially torn labrum.
It is still early in the week but don't be surprised if Tuck plays this week against the Buccaneers in Tampa. Tuck rightfully denounced the cheap shot.
"It was bush league," Tuck said, according to USA Today. "He did it a few times, and they (the officials) only called one."
“Bush? What does that mean. I’ve never ever heard that term,” Adams told the Star-Telegram. “It’s not my fault. I don’t know what happened with that. He said he hurt his shoulder. I’m like, ‘well, stay up.’ That’s all I know. He fell down. Stay up.”
Dallas will be back at the Meadowlands on December 6th.