I’m not sure what it is about being a New York Giants running back this season, but the position might have some strange voodoo attached to it or something.
First we had Andre Brown go down with a nasty injury. Then we have David Wilson yanked from the starting lineup after becoming too fumble prone, eventually ending in a significant neck injury. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Da’Rel Scott who was slated to take over was cut. Then re-signed. And now, Brandon Jacobs, who was recently signed and appeared to potentially have a hold on the starting job is now nursing an injury and his lack of practice time this week has reportedly created a ‘setback’ according to ESPN New York:
The “questionable” designation technically means a 50-50 chance to play, but the fact that Jacobs didn’t practice represents a setback. When the Giants held him out of practice last Monday, they said it was a precaution and their plan was to practice him for the rest of the week. That plan changed, and now we’re left to wonder whether Jacobs will play at all and, if so, how much they can expect from him.
If Jacobs can’t play or is limited on Monday night, it’s expected the recently signed Peyton Hillis will pick up extra carries, this assuming he isn’t attacked by some fire-breathing dragon or something before the game begins.