Tuck Still Hurting And Frustrated
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Posted Oct 6, 2011


Justin Tuck practiced on a limited basis and he's questionable for Sunday. And, boy, is he getting frustrated with his neck injury.

How frustrated is Justin Tuck in a neck injury that just won't go away?

So much so that the thought of shutting himself down until after the Oct. 23 bye has crossed his mind more than once.

"Obviously that sounds like the smart thing to do, but we’ll see. I don’t know," Tuck said. "There’s no guarantee that if I sat out until the bye week that I’d be healthy for the rest of the season. So you’ve got to go on what you’re feeling that day. That’s why they call it day to day."

So far, Tuck hasn't felt so great, even after sitting out last week's game against Arizona. When he has played, opponents well aware of his neck problems have tried to exacerbate the situation by getting into his facemask and twisting his helmet.

So Tuck has prepared for the future with a new helmet that features more bars. He's also wearing tighter shoulder pads and a neck collar to restrict movement.

But it's the slow-healing injury that has really gotten to Tuck, a proud player who does not take missed games lightly.

Frustrated? Ya think?

"Look at my face," Tuck said, "and you'll answer that question."

Meanwhile, C David Baas sat out a second day of practice and could miss Sunday. And Brandon Jacobs was told to rest a swollen knee.



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