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Tynes would have rather injured his kicking ankle

Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes has a sprained ankle

Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes has a sprained ankle and could miss Sunday's game. (Sept. 26, 2010) Photo Credit: David Pokress

Lawrence Tynes said that when he sprained his ankle at practice on Friday, not only did he twist it but he managed to fall on his face during the field goal attempt. “It wasn’t real good,” he said.

But after skipping the game on Sunday against the Lions – the team brought veteran Shayne Graham in for a three-day stint – Tynes started to feel better on Monday and the Giants released Graham.

“I’ve had this before so I had a timetable set in my head for when I could be back,” Tynes said. “I think they felt pretty comfortable on Monday knowing that I felt pretty good about it. Tomorrow we’ll advance, do some kickoffs. It feels pretty good. It’s strong. It’s still sore, but we have another week off after this.”

Tynes said that the injury occurring to his left plant foot is actually worse than having a problem with his right kicking foot.

“You certainly don’t want to go out there and not have it be 100 percent,” he said. “That’s where all of your weight and power and everything comes from. It’s definitely the worst spot to have one. You could probably get away with it on your kicking foot. All that power is transferred to that foot when you stomp and put it into the ground. You don’t want it on the plant foot.”
 

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