Giants, Manning Nurse Bruises

Shoulder likely to keep Manning out of Packers game; Jacobs, Umenyiora also iffy
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Sep 11, 2007 4:16 AM CDT
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys in their NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, in Irving Texas. Dallas won,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Giants denied that quarterback Eli Manning would miss a month because of a sore shoulder, but acknowledged that he might not play against the Packers Sunday. The sprain occurred when Dallas linebacker Anthony Spencer sacked Manning, mashing his shoulder against the turf, during the Cowboys' 45-35 win. Running back Brandon Jacobs and defensive end Osi Umenyiora are also likely to miss games.

Manning completed four passes after the injury, including a tight spiral to Plaxico Burress for a 10-yard score, and demonstrated to reporters that his shoulder still functioned. “I can start my car, open the door; I’ve got good motion," said Manning. “I won’t try to lift up a bed or move a couch or anything,”