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Coughlin in the dark on Cruz injury

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07:04 AM ET 08.19 | For Giants fans, Sunday was not a good day. Three key players were injured Sunday night in the Giants' 20-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. Victor Cruz left the game in the first quarter with a foot injury. Center David Baas left the game after just a couple of plays with a left knee injury. And defensive end Justin Tuck exited later with a hamstring injury. Baas appeared to suffer the most serious injury. According to an NFL source, the initial diagnosis is an MCL sprain. The good news is that it doesn't appear as if he's suffered any damage to his ACL. ... Cruz, meanwhile, suffered a bruised heel that doesn't appear to be serious. Tom Coughlin said Cruz "jammed his heal and was sore". Asked he gets the sense that it's not serious, he added "I don't know."

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August 19, 2013  07:27 AM ET

BUMMER!!!

August 19, 2013  07:38 AM ET

That's not good.

August 19, 2013  07:45 AM ET

Bring on the stupid comments about how the pre-season is too long, and that they should add games to the regular season...

August 19, 2013  07:45 AM ET

I'd be way more worried about Baas...

August 19, 2013  08:16 AM ET

I'm worried about the OL in general. The Giants still don't seem able to run the ball well enough, especially in the red zone. They have to settle for short field goals way too much.

August 19, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Bring on the stupid comments about how the pre-season is too long, and that they should add games to the regular season...

Right... The only difference is these guys would be hurt in Week 2 instead.

August 19, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Ha!! Sooo predictable.. Sign a big contract.. Hurt a month later.

August 19, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Maybe it's just my imagination once again running away from me. But it sure seems like there have been a lot of injuries this preseason, for all teams.

August 19, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Maybe it's just my imagination once again running away from me. But it sure seems like there have been a lot of injuries this preseason, for all teams.

It will get worse. The new CBA does not allow as much contact practices at it used to so players are not as ready for game contact as they once were.

August 19, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Maybe it's just my imagination once again running away from me. But it sure seems like there have been a lot of injuries this preseason, for all teams.

I don't think it's your imagination. there does seem to have been a lot of injuries, especially "minor" injuries (not season-ending).

August 19, 2013  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm worried about the OL in general. The Giants still don't seem able to run the ball well enough, especially in the red zone. They have to settle for short field goals way too much.

I have come to the belated conclusion that they don't have a red zone offense and it would be better just to kick a field goal on first down inside the 20. That would lessen the chance of a fumble or an interception....

August 19, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I have come to the belated conclusion that they don't have a red zone offense and it would be better just to kick a field goal on first down inside the 20. That would lessen the chance of a fumble or an interception....

Shhh!

August 19, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Right... The only difference is these guys would be hurt in Week 2 instead.

Guys will get hurt no matter what, no matter when.


4 games is too many to risk injuring key players. The games are just money grabs by the NFL.


Hail to the Redskins!!

August 19, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'd be way more worried about Baas...

Yup.

August 19, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Diehl looks awful. Slower than before. Bring on anybody, he is done.

August 19, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Diehl got lit up a couple of time last night. Had it been a real game the DC would have poured heat through him.

August 19, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I have come to the belated conclusion that they don't have a red zone offense and it would be better just to kick a field goal on first down inside the 20. That would lessen the chance of a fumble or an interception....

Depressing thought, but you could be right. But here's where a big TE (like Myers) or a big receiver (like Barden) could be used more effectively.

August 19, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Depressing thought, but you could be right. But here's where a big TE (like Myers) or a big receiver (like Barden) could be used more effectively.

That is the theory, but they looked lost down there last year too. The hope is they are not showing wheat they want to do when the regular season starts.

August 19, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Diehl got lit up a couple of time last night. Had it been a real game the DC would have poured heat through him.

The Giants have two main weaknesses. They have NO LBs worth putting a uniform on and the OL is getting old. Snee iin year 10 is coming off injuries and yet to play, and Diehl has been an issue for years. Bass was hurt last year, had multiple clean out surgeries on his knees this winter and is on his last leg. Time to throw Brewer , Cordle and Pugh out there. That is why Reese drafted them..

 
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