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Season-In-Review: What Went Wrong – Injuries

KP catchInjuries Injuries Injuries, thats a word the 2009 Giants were very familiar with.  Over the course of the year the Giants’ roster was decimated by injuries, none bigger in my opinion then Kenny Phillips.  The Giants made a splash in free agency, seemed to have a good draft and were poised to make another run at the lombardi trophy.  Then disaster struck.  It seemed every week someone was going down with injuries.  Look at the players the Giants lost completely, missed a considerable amount of time or was slowed by injuries this year.

Kenny Phillips, Aaron Ross, Justin Tuck, Madison Hedgecock,Brandon Jacobs,  Ahmad Bradshaw, Antonio Pierce, Gerris Wilkinson, Chris Canty, Rocky Bernard, Jay Alford, Michael Boley, Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham, Andre Brown, Darcy Johnson, Clint Sintim, Danny Ware, Michael Johnson, Rich Suebert and Kareem McKenzie.  Plus consider the following players were returning from surgery Osi, Fred Robbins and Barry Cofield, and Eli Manning was slowed by a foot injury.

I mean come on how many players can get hurt, it was like an infirmary.  I understand that injuries are often used as excuses and the Giants’ backups need to be better but it looks like a legitimate excuse when you look at the total number of snaps the Giants lost with injuries.

The Giants need to get healthy and quick.  They have a solid core and I believe with the right moves they are right back in the mix next year.  Lets hope for an off season of good healing!

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2 Responses to “Season-In-Review: What Went Wrong – Injuries”

  1. Yoga is the answer.

  2. KevinC says:

    Injuries are always a reason for a team to tank. It is a major variable, the loss of morale and key players in the locker room cannot be under-estimated. The good side is other players get a chance to step up and prove themselves for the following season.

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