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RoanokeFan
01-20-2012, 02:59 PM
GIANTS' TE JAKE BALLARD QUESTIONABLE WITH KNEE INJURY, BAAS SICK (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d826292a7/article/giants-te-ballard-questionable-with-knee-injury-baas-sick)

"<span>New York running back<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span></span>Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.nfl.com/players/ahmadbradshaw/profile?id=BRA254359)<span><span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>returned
to practice Friday, but the Giants unexpectedly were short two other
players on offense during their final practice before departing for<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span></span>Sunday's NFC Championship Game (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012012201/2011/POST20/giants@49ers)<span><span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>against the<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span></span>San Francisco 49ers (http://www.nfl.com/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF)<span>.

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Giants tight end<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>Jake Ballard (http://www.nfl.com/players/jakeballard/profile?id=BAL649420)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>and center<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>David Baas (http://www.nfl.com/players/davidbaas/profile?id=BAA738296)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>did not participate during the portion of Friday's practice that members of the media could observe. Ballard eventually was listed as questionable (https://twitter.com/#%21/AlbertBreer/status/160421610405380096)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>after it was revealed a medical procedure had been performed on his knee.</p>

Coach
Tom Coughlin told reporters following practice about the procedure.
Ballard's sore knee sidelined him for the final two games of the regular
season.<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>Ballard did not undergo surgery (https://twitter.com/#%21/AlbertBreer/status/160422027549880321), Coughlin said via NFL Network's Albert Breer, but he did experience some swelling.</p>

Baas was listed as probable and apparently<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>caught the same stomach bug (https://twitter.com/#%21/MikeGarafolo/status/160421560614793216)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>that caused quarterback<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>Eli Manning (http://www.nfl.com/players/elimanning/profile?id=MAN473170)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>to<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>miss part of Wednesday's practice (http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8261c3e2).
Baas has not appeared on the Giants' injury report since healing from a
neck injury that bothered him late in the season. Baas' most recent
injury listing came before the Giants' Week 16 win over the<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>New York Jets (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkjets/profile?team=NYJ),<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>according to The Star-Ledger (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/01/giants_david_baas_jake_ballard.html).</p>

Bradshaw
has consistently missed Wednesday and Thursday practices since
returning from a mid-season foot injury, but tends to get back on the
field by Friday."</p>

GameTime
01-20-2012, 03:02 PM
GIANTS' TE JAKE BALLARD QUESTIONABLE WITH KNEE INJURY, BAAS SICK (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d826292a7/article/giants-te-ballard-questionable-with-knee-injury-baas-sick)

"<SPAN>New York running back<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN>Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.nfl.com/players/ahmadbradshaw/profile?id=BRA254359)<SPAN><SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>returned to practice Friday, but the Giants unexpectedly were short two other players on offense during their final practice before departing for<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN>Sunday's NFC Championship Game (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012012201/2011/POST20/giants@49ers)<SPAN><SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>against the<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN>San Francisco 49ers (http://www.nfl.com/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF)<SPAN>.

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Giants tight end<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>Jake Ballard (http://www.nfl.com/players/jakeballard/profile?id=BAL649420)<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>and center<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>David Baas (http://www.nfl.com/players/davidbaas/profile?id=BAA738296)<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>did not participate during the portion of Friday's practice that members of the media could observe. Ballard eventually was listed as questionable (https://twitter.com/#%21/AlbertBreer/status/160421610405380096)<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>after it was revealed a medical procedure had been performed on his knee.</P>


Coach Tom Coughlin told reporters following practice about the procedure. Ballard's sore knee sidelined him for the final two games of the regular season.<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>Ballard did not undergo surgery (https://twitter.com/#%21/AlbertBreer/status/160422027549880321), Coughlin said via NFL Network's Albert Breer, but he did experience some swelling.</P>


Baas was listed as probable and apparently<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>caught the same stomach bug (https://twitter.com/#%21/MikeGarafolo/status/160421560614793216)<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>that caused quarterback<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>Eli Manning (http://www.nfl.com/players/elimanning/profile?id=MAN473170)<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>to<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>miss part of Wednesday's practice (http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8261c3e2). Baas has not appeared on the Giants' injury report since healing from a neck injury that bothered him late in the season. Baas' most recent injury listing came before the Giants' Week 16 win over the<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>New York Jets (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkjets/profile?team=NYJ),<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>according to The Star-Ledger (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/01/giants_david_baas_jake_ballard.html).</P>


Bradshaw has consistently missed Wednesday and Thursday practices since returning from a mid-season foot injury, but tends to get back on the field by Friday."</P>


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maybe Ballard just having his knee drained. I would think any other "surgery" type procedure would have him out for Sunday.</P>


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TrueBlue2180
01-20-2012, 03:03 PM
GIANTS' TE JAKE BALLARD QUESTIONABLE WITH KNEE INJURY, BAAS SICK (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d826292a7/article/giants-te-ballard-questionable-with-knee-injury-baas-sick)

"<span>New York running back<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span></span>Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.nfl.com/players/ahmadbradshaw/profile?id=BRA254359)<span><span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>returned to practice Friday, but the Giants unexpectedly were short two other players on offense during their final practice before departing for<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span></span>Sunday's NFC Championship Game (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012012201/2011/POST20/giants@49ers)<span><span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>against the<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span></span>San Francisco 49ers (http://www.nfl.com/teams/sanfrancisco49ers/profile?team=SF)<span>.

</span>


Giants tight end<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>Jake Ballard (http://www.nfl.com/players/jakeballard/profile?id=BAL649420)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>and center<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>David Baas (http://www.nfl.com/players/davidbaas/profile?id=BAA738296)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>did not participate during the portion of Friday's practice that members of the media could observe. Ballard eventually was listed as questionable (https://twitter.com/#%21/AlbertBreer/status/160421610405380096)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>after it was revealed a medical procedure had been performed on his knee.</p>


Coach Tom Coughlin told reporters following practice about the procedure. Ballard's sore knee sidelined him for the final two games of the regular season.<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>Ballard did not undergo surgery (https://twitter.com/#%21/AlbertBreer/status/160422027549880321), Coughlin said via NFL Network's Albert Breer, but he did experience some swelling.</p>


Baas was listed as probable and apparently<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>caught the same stomach bug (https://twitter.com/#%21/MikeGarafolo/status/160421560614793216)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>that caused quarterback<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>Eli Manning (http://www.nfl.com/players/elimanning/profile?id=MAN473170)<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>to<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>miss part of Wednesday's practice (http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8261c3e2). Baas has not appeared on the Giants' injury report since healing from a neck injury that bothered him late in the season. Baas' most recent injury listing came before the Giants' Week 16 win over the<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>New York Jets (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkjets/profile?team=NYJ),<span class="Apple-converted-space"></span>according to The Star-Ledger (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/01/giants_david_baas_jake_ballard.html).</p>


Bradshaw has consistently missed Wednesday and Thursday practices since returning from a mid-season foot injury, but tends to get back on the field by Friday."</p>


</p>


maybe Ballard just having his knee drained. I would think any other "surgery" type procedure would have him out for Sunday.</p>


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</p>

I think he'll play. He probably had his knee drained or something.

ebick
01-20-2012, 03:06 PM
Baas was listed as probable and apparently<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>caught the same stomach bug (https://twitter.com/#%21/MikeGarafolo/status/160421560614793216)<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>that caused quarterback<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>Eli Manning (http://www.nfl.com/players/elimanning/profile?id=MAN473170)<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>to<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>miss part of Wednesday's practice (http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8261c3e2). </P>


I don't even want to think about how he contracted that......lol</P>

pino
01-20-2012, 03:06 PM
Someone sends these dudes hand sanitizer and breathing masks.

lavar2
01-20-2012, 03:08 PM
Both will play. Was just posted on twitter that Ballard had a minor procedure and is feeling better then he did last week when he played vs the pack. Baas has the stomach bug but should be fine by Sunday. Even with no Baas, I wouldn't hate seeing Petrus in there. Ballard will go, Baas I'd say 95%.

DJloves
01-20-2012, 03:18 PM
I hope the bug doesn't spread to anyone else.

FDNY Fitzy
01-20-2012, 03:25 PM
Ballard with his knee injury is even slower than usual but really he doesnt need to be fast. He just needs to get out, be big and catch the ball when it is thrown to him. We have the skill at wideout so that he doesnt need to have that downfield threat.

UK-Giantsfan
01-20-2012, 03:52 PM
bloody refs from the GB game poisoned Eli and Bass !

Denaliman316
01-20-2012, 03:54 PM
Well let's not chance it and put Petrus back there. We ran better anyway.

G-Man67
01-20-2012, 03:56 PM
I hope the bug doesn't spread to anyone else.

exactly, i knew Eli would be fine by game time, but now who else ... well he does get pretty up close and personal with Baas, so let's hope it doesn't go beyond him

dempsblows
01-20-2012, 04:10 PM
Well let's not chance it and put Petrus back there. We ran better anyway.

Agreed.

MikeIsaGiant
01-20-2012, 04:25 PM
I wouldn't mind if Baas was out....

Gianthunter
01-20-2012, 05:59 PM
I hope the bug doesn't spread to anyone else.


On a separate note, if Baas is indeed dealing with Manning's stomach bug, maybe that's not such a bad thing. What I mean is the last time the Giants were in the NFC Championship Game, they were dealing with a stomach bug that made its way around the locker room. In fact, it actually resulted in some frozen vomit on LT David Diehl's face mask (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2008/01/ny_giants_david_diehl_is_the_r.html).</P>


The bug stuck with the team all the way until its trip to Arizona (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2008/01/ny_giants_players_expect_to_ha.html). And that worked out just fine, remember?</P>


Diehl is one seriously superstitious dude. I wouldn't be shocked if he tried to contract the bug on purpose...</P>


http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/01/giants_david_baas_jake_ballard.html</P>

SEC105
01-20-2012, 06:08 PM
I hope the bug doesn't spread to anyone else.


On a separate note, if Baas is indeed dealing with Manning's stomach bug, maybe that's not such a bad thing. What I mean is the last time the Giants were in the NFC Championship Game, they were dealing with a stomach bug that made its way around the locker room. In fact, it actually resulted in some frozen vomit on LT David Diehl's face mask (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2008/01/ny_giants_david_diehl_is_the_r.html).</P>


The bug stuck with the team all the way until its trip to Arizona (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2008/01/ny_giants_players_expect_to_ha.html). And that worked out just fine, remember?</P>


Diehl is one seriously superstitious dude. I wouldn't be shocked if he tried to contract the bug on purpose...</P>


http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/01/giants_david_baas_jake_ballard.html</P>


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WE got all the bases covered GH lol</P>


http://mcaaron.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/urinal-vomit.jpg</P>

bearbryant
01-20-2012, 06:13 PM
Well let's not chance it and put Petrus back there. We ran better anyway.</P>


Absolutely!!!We want Petrus</P>

Gianthunter
01-20-2012, 06:14 PM
I hope the bug doesn't spread to anyone else.


On a separate note, if Baas is indeed dealing with Manning's stomach bug, maybe that's not such a bad thing. What I mean is the last time the Giants were in the NFC Championship Game, they were dealing with a stomach bug that made its way around the locker room. In fact, it actually resulted in some frozen vomit on LT David Diehl's face mask (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2008/01/ny_giants_david_diehl_is_the_r.html).</P>


The bug stuck with the team all the way until its trip to Arizona (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2008/01/ny_giants_players_expect_to_ha.html). And that worked out just fine, remember?</P>


Diehl is one seriously superstitious dude. I wouldn't be shocked if he tried to contract the bug on purpose...</P>


http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/01/giants_david_baas_jake_ballard.html</P>


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WE got all the bases covered GH lol</P>


http://mcaaron.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/urinal-vomit.jpg</P>[:D][+o(]

Hate_it_or_love_it
01-20-2012, 06:21 PM
im more worries about baas. if his head isnt in the game, god help us.

DownWitJPP
01-20-2012, 06:26 PM
I wouldn't mind if Baas was out.... I wouldn't really mind either. IMO Boothe is a way better run blocker and does a pretty good job in pass protection as well.

The plus is we get Nasty Boy Petrus into the game. I love the way he plays the game, runs on and off the field in a full sprint. he can't wait to hit somebody, and plays with a mean streak.

The only thing that worries me when Boothe is in the game is if the ball is gonna bounce off that huge butt of his when were in shotgun.