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Mathias Kiwanuka to see neck specialist in LA, could have clearer picture by mid-week

New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (94)

New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (94) reacts after sacking Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young during the first quarter of an NFL football game. (Sept. 26, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Mathias Kiwanuka said he will travel to California early this week to meet with noted neck specialist Robert Watkins – the doctor who helped treat Antonio Pierce and performed surgery on Giants Michael Johnson and (then of the Eagles) Shawn Andrews – and could know more about the condition of his bulging disc and his season by Wednesday. Kiwanuka had a second MRI, he said, and will have the entire team of doctors – now including Watkins – go over those images.

“All of the doctors are going to get together and see what they think about the next study,” Kiwanuka said in the Giants’ post-game locker room. “It was earlier in the process than they normally like to do a second study, but I was anxious and pushing them to do it. We’ll see what they think.”

Kiwanuka said he is experiencing no pain.


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