The Giants suffered the injury bug early in the season, losing defensive end Osi Umenyiora to a knee injury before their first regular season game. Lucky for New York, that is about the only injury that's affected their impressive run.
Brandon Jacobs, the fourth-leading rusher in the NFL, tweaked his knee on Sunday in the win over the Ravens. Jacobs left the game after gaining 70 yards in the first quarter against a Baltimore defense that hadn't given up a 100-yard rusher in 28 straight games, and only had two carries in the second half for the G-Men.
Good news coming from the Giants camp, as the MRI came back very positive.
Brandon Jacobs' MRI from today revealed no structural damage to his injured knee, according to someone familiar with the results of the test.
"Nothing serious," the source said. "Just swollen and sore."
The Giants have a huge NFC matchup this weekend against the Cardinals at the site of their Super Bowl victory last season and with an explosive Arizona offense that seems to score at will, the Giants will need all their horses to keep up on the scoreboard.
If the tweaked knee does need rest, the Giants are blessed with a fairly impressive crew of running backs to spell Jacobs if need be. Ahmad Bradshaw has only had one game this season with double-digit carries yet has racked up 301 yards and Derrick Ward is averaging 5.3 yards per carry when he gets the touches.
Update: Jacobs spoke on The Opening Drive with Bob Papa and Randy Cross about his knee, via PFT.
"I feel pretty good," Jacobs said during a segment on The Opening Drive with Bob Papa and Randy Cross. "I feel way better than I felt Sunday after the game. I did the same thing I did againstDallas
last year but it's nowhere near as bad as it was then. I'll be fine. It's my call and we'll be alright."
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