Yesterday Sage Rosenfels made his case to the media. Guess the Giants front office didn’t read it. Either that or his throat was too sore for him to make his own case with them.
The veteran quarterback was put on injured reserve with what can only be described as a season-ending sore throat. He's listed on the roster as being on injured reserve due to "illness."
To be fair, he had strep throat and played with it against the Panthers in the preseason opener on Aug. 13. The infection sent him to the hospital the next day when he couldn’t move – couldn’t even drive himself to the facility he said – and spread to his blood where it apparently settled in his back and caused him discomfort there. Rosenfels did not play in any more games this preseason while David Carr did and won the backup job behind Eli Manning.
But yesterday, Rosenfels said he felt as good as he had at the start of training camp.
I asked Rosenfels yesterday if he had any regrets about playing against the Panthers when he was sick, a move he said led to the spread of the infection.
“I didn’t know what was going to happen to me,” he said. “I knew I had a throat issue, I knew I felt crappy, but I felt that it had been two weeks of training camp and a long offseason and I wanted to play. Adrenaline kicks in and you don’t feel that bad for a couple of hours, but once you come out of the game it all starts to hit you.”