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O'Hara has "mild mid-foot sprain"

Here’s a quick update on Shaun O’Hara, who was not at practice today and is wearing a protective boot on his right foot. Turns out it’s not for the same injury he’s been dealing with all season long. It’s not even the same foot.

Tom Coughlin said O’Hara has a “mild mid-foot sprain, so we’ll see how that goes.”

Mid-foot sprains are a tough injury, so calling this one “mild” should create an air of confidence. Or suspicion.

“That’s the word they used, that’s all I can tell you,” Coughlin said of the modifier. “I don’t make this stuff up. The doctor said use that word so I’m going to use it.”

One word that Coughlin did not use – and made sure not to use – was “Lisfranc,” the dreaded area at the bottom of the foot that can become a serious problem requiring surgery and is often season-ending.

Coughlin did say that O’Hara suffered the sprain in the game against the Cowboys. I’m not sure when that happened, but whenever it was he apparently did it mildly.

One other injury note: Bruce Johnson had arthroscopic surgery last week and was not at practice. That could be one of the reasons they brought Will Blackmon in, to be a fourth defensive back in place of Johnson. Of course his main job here will be to take care of the special teams units and likely replace Darius Reynaud, if not on the roster then certainly as the main return guy.


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