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Boss and Moss on the shelf; Blackburn refuses to go there

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 18: Heath Evans #44

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 18: Heath Evans #44 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Chase Blackburn #57 of the New York Giants at the Louisiana Superdome on October 18, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Credit: Getty/Chris Graythen

A few other injury updates:

Kevin Boss, who is working on returning from ankle surgery, is dealing with a sore hamstring that kept him out of both practices on Saturday and  likely wlll keep him out of both today. He’s gone from one a day to none a day.

Sinorice Moss, who had been healthy for the first week and took reps with the first team while other receivers were battling injuries, missed practice this morning with a sore groin. “He’s struggling,” Tom Coughlin said. “He’s sore in the groin area. He needs to get back quick.”

Chase Blackburn played with a heavy brace on his right elbow. It looked like that robotic guard that Barry Bonds used to wear when leaning out over the plate. I caught up with Blackburn after practice and he  still was  holding that arm in a funny position – it looked like he couldn’t straighten it out – but he said he’ll never skip a practice.

“Just a little prevention there, make sure everything is good,” Blackburn said. “It’s not like I’m going to stop practicing. Coach always asks me if I want to stop. What, it’s not like I’m not going to be out there. I’ll just put some Icy Hot on there and keep everything nice and loosened up. Six years now, I’m not a rookie anymore.”

I pointed out that because he has been around for six years and he’s not a rookie anymore, that’s all the more reason for him to take care of the injury by sitting out for a few practices.

“Nah, not happening,” he said.

Oh, and besides Phillips and O’Hara the Giants also saw Travis Beckum and Jake Ballard return to work today.

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