COMMENTARY | As if things couldn't get any worse for the New York Giants--they suffered a 24-21 loss to the rival Dallas Cowboys and now have a slim chance at best of making the playoffs--the G-Men suffered two big injuries on Sunday afternoon.
On top of that, Hakeem Nicks didn't even suit up to face the Cowboys, and his presence was sorely missed in Big Blue's passing game, as Eli Manning threw for just 174 yards and completed just 53 percent of his passes.
As the Giants prepare for a Week 13 matchup with divisional foes, the Washington Redskins, we update you on New York's injury situation.
All week we were told that Hakeem Nicks would play vs. Dallas--until he was on the sideline when the game started.
Nicks apparently missed the matchup due to an abdominal injury, and ESPN's Dan Graziano reports that Nicks might not even be ready to play against the Redskins on Sunday night.
The 25-year-old wideout has been a complete disappointment for the Giants in a contract year, and I would seriously doubt his future in New York following this season.
Jim Cordle saw just 22 snaps on Sunday afternoon before leaving the game with a knee injury. On Monday, NJ.com's Conor Orr wrote that Cordle suffered a partially torn patellar tendon in his knee.
"It's potentially something I could deal with. The doctor is coming in Thursday to re-evaluate it. It really just depends on how it is then, based on how we go forward," says Cordle.
Despite the injury, Cordle is still preparing for Sunday's matchup with Washington, although it could be a long shot for him to play. If he misses the game, Kevin Boothe would be the fill in at center.
ESPN New York's Kieran Darcy reports that corner Trumaine McBride exited the game with a groin injury--an injury that Tom Coughlin doesn't know the severity.
"It did hurt us because you see the shuffling around that had to take place to get the proper alignment to try and defend their three- and four-wide passing."
This news comes with the Giants already banged up at cornerback. Corey Webster has missed three straight games for Big Blue and a total of seven on the season, leaving New York really thin at DB. Keep on the lookout for updates on McBride and the rest of the G-Men as the week progresses.
Pete Schauer is a native of the Jersey Shore where he covers the New York Giants, Brooklyn Nets and New York Yankees as a Yahoo Sports contributor. You can follow him on Twitter @Pete_Schauer and find him on Google+.
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