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,”