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Giants' Jacobs to miss finale after knee surgery

Brandon Jacobs' disappointing season is over. The Giants running back will have arthroscopic surgery on his injured right knee next week and will not play in Sunday's season finale against the Vikings. Jacobs, who was on the cusp of his first 16-game season as a starting running back, has a partially torn meniscus, according to a source, and the injury is not considered to linger into next season.

The Giants have not decided if they will put Jacobs on injured reserve.

Jacobs has been bothered by the knee for several weeks, but Tom Coughlin said Wednesday it was "not to the extent that he would have to have the scope." An examination Tuesday revealed the need for the procedure.

Jacobs finishes with 835 yards on 224 carries, punctuated by only 1 yard on six carries Sunday against the Panthers. After two straight years of more than 1,000 rushing yards and an average of 5.0 yards per carry in each of those two seasons, Jacobs' average fell to 3.7 yards.

As for whether the knee affected his production, Coughlin said he wasn't certain. "I think Brandon has always had some issues that he's had to deal with, but to that extent I'm not sure," Coughlin said. "He wouldn't use it as an excuse and I won't either."

Canty on crutches

Defensive tackle Chris Canty, who has been sidelined by hamstring and calf injuries already this season, might miss Sunday's game after spraining an MCL in his right knee late in practice. He was in the locker room on crutches after the workout. Canty has started the last four games at defensive tackle.

Time share at RB

Coughlin said he doesn't think Ahmad Bradshaw (ankles/foot) will get the full load of carries with Jacobs unavailable. "We'll utilize the other kids as well," Coughlin said, referring to D.J. Ware and Gartrell Johnson.

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