Knee problems, not hamstring injury more problematic for Brandon Jacobs

Oct 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (34) leaves the field after the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Giants 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants thought they may have struck gold when they brought in former running back Brandon Jacobs, who rumbled his way for over 100 yards just days after he was signed.

Essentially signed off the street, Jacobs and his big body weren’t exactly what you’d call in prime shape and the powerful rusher quickly found himself dealing with a nagging hamstring injury, which has kept him out of action for the past few weeks.

Jacobs and the Giants were hoping he’d see the field during Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders, but that won’t be the case as the rusher was deemed inactive – but not due to a hamstring injury. According to, Jacobs’ chronic knee problems are the result of missing action:

Some time this week, Giants running Brandon Jacobs’ knee became a bigger problem than his hamstring.

Jacobs’ knee is likely to keep him sidelined Sunday against the Raiders, according to a person with knowledge of the injury.

There’s no word on how much time Jacobs is expected to miss with the knee injury, though the ‘chronic’ nature of it doesn’t bode well in terms of recovery.

Topics: Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants

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