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    • 22 DEC 16
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    Football Injury Update – Episode 29: Janoris Jenkins

    The Giants are looking to secure a playoff spot against the Eagles tonight, but are going to have to do so without veteran cornerback, Janoris Jenkins. Jenkins suffered a back injury during the Giants 17-6 victory against the Detroit Lions. Jenkins was attempting to make a monster hit on Lions tight end Eric Ebron when he took a knee to his back by teammate Trevin Wade. Jenkins was helped off the field by trainers and did not return. Further testing showed that Jenkins avoided major injury to his vital organs and sustained a bruised back. He has been limited in practice and will sit this one out as the Giants look ahead to the post-season.

    Jenkins, acquired in the off-season from the Rams, is having a stellar season with three interceptions, a forced fumble and 48 tackles, and has been a key piece to the defense this year who have allowed the third-fewest points this season. The Giants secondary will have a huge void to fill with the absence of Jenkins. The Eagles will be sure to put Rodgers-Cromartie and Apple to the test.

    Dr. James Monica discussed the friendly-fire back injury that Jenkins suffered and his prognosis to return to play.

    We have partnered with WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM to bring you the weekly Football Injury Update, a recap of the top injuries across the NFL with our doctors providing their expert medical opinion on the injury, treatment options and prognosis to return to the field of play. The Football Injury Update will air each Thursday and Friday on Mike Francesa’s show between 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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