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Ware cleared, returns to practice

Atlanta Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud tackles New

Atlanta Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud tackles New York Giants running back D.J. Ware during the first half. (Jan. 8, 2012) Credit: AP

D.J. Ware has been cleared from the concussion he suffered on Sunday and was back at practice today. That’s pretty shocking considering how woozy he was when he stumbled off the field following the third-quarter play when he was hurt and also that it’s his second concussion this year. But if he passed the tests, he’s back and that’s the case.

That’s good news for the running backs, who were without Ware and Ahmad Bradshaw yesterday. Today they were only without Bradshaw. He normally does not practice until Friday because of the cracked bone in his foot, but this week he also came out of the game with a sore back that has kept him sidelined. He normally attends practices and sits on the stationary bikes or stands nearby while the team goes through drills, but this week he’s been out of sight during the media portion of practice.

The only other Giant who was not practicing was Mark Herzlich, who clearly will not be available this week. Herzlich is six weeks into a 6-8 week ankle injury. He said he was doing some rope jumping on Wednesday and he was doing some work on the side again today but he’s not practicing.

Aaron Ross (concussion) and Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee) were listed as limited yesterday and practicing today. Da’Rel Scott (knee) was on the injury report but practiced fully yesterday and appeared to be on his way to doing that again today.

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