The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles have released their official Friday injury report with game statuses for Sunday:
There are no big surprises on this list for either the Giants or Eagles. Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), Shaun Rogers (knee), and Jayron Hosley (hamstring) are all listed as doubtful. Jacobs has been unable to practice all week, so it looks like Peyton Hillis will get the starting nod on Sunday against the Eagles. Shaun Rogers had a fantastic game on Monday, but it seems as if he might have had a set back on his injured knee. If Rogers isn’t able to go, which seems likely, rookie Johnathan Hankins will need to pick up the slack.
Corey Webster (groin) and Adrien Robinson (foot) are listed as questionable. Robinson will most likely not dress on Sunday. Webster might dress, but I don’t expect him to get many snaps if he does.
Spencer Paysinger (ankle), Cooper Taylor (shoulder), and Terrell Thomas (knee) are all listed as probable. Look for Paysinger and Thomas to dress, but their snap counts will most likely be limited.
For the Eagles, Nick Foles (concussion) and Jake Knott (hamstring) are listed as out, which is no surprise. Patrick Chung (shoulder) and Cedric Thornton (knee) are listed as questionable. In bad news for the Giants, Bradley Fletcher (knee) and Jason Peters (shoulder/finger) are listed as probable. Donnie Jones (left foot) and Chris Polk (shoulder) are also listed as probable.
Michael Vick is listed as probable and will be the starting quarterback for the Eagles on Sunday, which is certainly not good news for the Giants. However, I would not be surprised if he tweaks his hamstring at some point and ends up having to come out of the game.
Overall, the Eagles impact players such as Vick, Peters, & Fletcher are all healthier than impact player injuries for the Giants, such as Rogers, Jacobs, and Webster. Still, the Giants can’t use injuries as an excuse, and for the most part are much healthier than they were going into their first meeting with the Eagles. If the Giants want to give any hope to their fans heading into the bye week they absolutely need to pull out a victory on Sunday.