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New York Giants Injury Update: Justin Tuck, Hakeem Nicks

New York Giants star defensive end Justin Tuck said Tuesday that he expects to play Monday night against the St. Louis Rams. Tuck missed Sunday's season-opening loss to the Washington Redskins with a neck injury.

"I feel as though I could've gave it a shot on Sunday," Tuck said, "but the doctor said there were some things that they were still worried about as far as going out there and banging it up and missing three or four games.

"Hopefully this week we see a tremendous improvement in it and I'll be out there on Monday. I think the pain level has dropped tremendously."

Tuck, however, will not be allowed to play until he is cleared by doctors.

"It's getting better," Tuck said. "It's a situation where you don't wanna go out there when it's too early and kind of bang it up. It's still a little irritated, but you don't wanna bang it up and cause (further injury)."

Giants' wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has a bone bruise on his knee and his status for Monday night is uncertain.


New York Giants Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Osi Umenyiora knee 09/13/2011
Justin Tuck neck 09/13/2011

Doubtful

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Travis Beckum hamstring 09/13/2011
Hakeem Nicks knee 09/13/2011

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Terrell Thomas knee 08/23/2011
Marvin Austin pectoral 08/31/2011
Clint Sintim knee 09/02/2011
Jonathan Goff knee 09/10/2011