Can Giants overcome multitude of injuries?

Michele Tafoya takes a look at the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Giants.

Updated: November 16, 2006, 3:46 PM ET
By Michele Tafoya | ESPN Insider
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin will face his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, for the first time -- and it'll be on "Monday Night Football." Coughlin, in his third season with the Giants, actually took the Jags to the AFC Championship Game in the franchise's second year of existence. But on Dec. 30, 2002, he was fired after three straight losing seasons.

Now Coughlin leads a team with as much Super Bowl potential as any team in the NFC. But a massive outbreak of injuries is threatening the Giants' immediate future.

RB Tiki Barber has a sprained right thumb but is listed as probable. LT Luke Petitgout has a broken leg and is likely out for the season. DEs Michael Strahan (joint sprain), Osi Umenyiora (hip flexor) and Justin Tuck (foot) and CB Sam Madison (hamstring) most likely will not play Monday. Finally, linebackers Carlos Emmons (groin) and Brandon Short (quadriceps) are back to work but questionable.


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