Jake Ballard Injury Update: Giants Tight End Says He 'Should Be Ready To Go' Sunday

Despite missing Friday’s practice due to complications from treatment for a lingering PCL injury to a knee New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard said he “should be ready to go for the game.”

The game, of course, is Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Ballard and coach Tom Coughlin would not go into detail regarding the procedure Ballard had on Thursday. The Daily News reported that Ballard received an injection in the knee.

After originally being considered ‘doubtful’ for Sunday, Ballard is officially listed as ‘questionable’ for the NFC Championship Game.

“Like I’ve said before, this PCL isn’t going to heal overnight,” Ballard told the Star-Ledger “It’s going to be 6-7 weeks before you don’t feel it anymore. And it’s only been four. Playing football, if you land on it or anything, you reaggravate it. So to really get healthy, you’ve got to go 6-7 weeks without playing football — and that’s not going to happen. I’ll be ready to go.”

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