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Brandon Jacobs Injured Knee Week 1:

Jacobs underwent surgery last month to repair a partially torn meniscus that hampered him all season. Looking back, he realizes he should have had the injury repaired after it occurred in in the opener against the Redskins.

“I would’ve got it done Week 1, missed four or five weeks and came back and played,” Jacobs said at the Super Bowl media center between Radio Row appearances to promote Under Armour’s new underwear line.

So what did he learn from trying to play through it?

“Not to play hurt,” Jacobs replied. “If something happens to you, no matter what it is, go and get it taken care of. Because things aren’t going to get better.”

Still, that’s the belief Jacobs had while trying to tough it out. The end result was his least effective season since becoming a starter in 2007. Jacobs rushed for 835 yards on 224 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per attempt.

“As the year went on I thought it was going to get better, it was going to get better, it was going to get better,” Jacobs said. “But when I figured out it wasn’t going to get better, it was too late. So I just kept going.”

Asked if he was upset the knee injury contributed to a subpar season, Jacobs replied, “Right, but you know, I’m not one to make those excuses and blame my non-success on injury. That’s never been me. You guys know that. I’ve never made excuses for anything.”

As for the surgery and how it went, Jacobs said “everything feels good” and that he doesn’t expect this to be a lingering issue. He’ll be back to running and working out soon and will participate in the Giants’ off-season workout program, which starts in March.

“I’m still not going to do too much then because it’s not worth it. It’s not for anything,” he said. “I have my schedule I’ll keep to myself.”

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One Response to “Brandon Jacobs Injured Knee Week 1:”

  1. Steve B says:

    A lot of people assumed this, and it is amost a good thing too, because their are 4 reason why he wasnt effective, 3 of them involve Jacobs.

    1) O-line wasnt opening up big holes like they did in the past. I believe this to be true, as Bradshaw the smaller back, had a better Avg then Jacobs.

    2) Jacobs was playing Injuried. Again we find out this is true, wasnt 100% or close to that.

    3) Jacobs was playing soft. He already has the contract so why should he run hard? This was a rumor going around, I didnt believe, and the injury vertifies that this wasnt the case.

    4) Jacobs had already peaked. Agian rumor, but it is definitly not the case.

    I still believe that Jacobs is one of the Premier backs in the NFL. His biggest weakness is his inability to stay healthy. But it does seem like every year he is getting closer and closer to playing a full season.

    Out of all the people with injuries, Manning (foot) and Jacobs (knee) where the last 2 I was considered about.

    Top of the order goes:
    Kenny Phillips
    Ahmad Bradshaw
    Justin Tuck

    You would think we would hear something about those players, especially K.P. whose injury was rumored to be career threatening/ending

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