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Monday, August 20th, 2007

Giants: Injuries are the story

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Injuries are, of course, the thing you fear most during preseason games. The Giants were hit hard during last night’s 13-12 victory over Baltimore, watching four players go down with significant injuries.

The worst was to Michael Jennings, who caught three passes and seemed to have wrapped up a spot as one of the Giants extra wide receivers. On his third catch, he tore an achilles tendon, and is done for the year.

Safety Will Demps dislocated his elbow. Demps, trying to rebound from a disappointing 2006, had been playing well. I’ll keep an eye open for reports on how long he will be out.

Starting cornerback Sam Madison pulled a hamstring, and rookie wide receiver Steve Smith suffered a concussion.

You have to feel awful for Jennings. He made the team last year and caught just five passes in limited duty. This year he had played himself into position to keep his job.

The injuries to Jennings and Smith depleted the Giants receiving corps, especially since Plaxico Burress and Sinorice Moss did not play.

On the bright side, the injuries …

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