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Justin Tuck May Sit Out Opener Against Redskins

Peyton Manning isn’t the only NFL player with an injured neck.  Granted, Giants defensive end Justin Tuck doesn’t have a neck injury that is as serious as Manning’s, but it might be bad enough to keep him out on Sunday.

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Justin Tuck suffered a stinger in a preseason game against the New York Jets on August 29.  He suffered the injury when he collided with Jets offensive tackle Vlad Ducasse.  Tuck’s left arm appeared to go limp as he walked off the field.

Tuck mentioned that it was just a regular stinger and that he’s experienced a few of them throughout his career.  The Notre Dame product went on to say, “I am concerned but I am not panicked.  It is getting better but just not as fast as I want it to.”

“We are going to do what’s best,” Tuck added.  “You don’t want to go out there and lose a season off of one game.  But if I’m ready to play I will definitely strap it up.”

The Giants are already the walking wounded when it comes to injures, particularly on the defensive side.  They can ill afford to lose Justin Tuck.  He recorded 11.5 sacks last season.  Osi Umenyiora also recorded 11.5 sacks last season for the Giants, but will miss the opener against the Washington Redskins as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

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