Chris Bober suffered a tear in his biceps in the first quarter of Sunday's
game against Washington. Bober continued to handle his old responsibility in
the middle of the offensive line, as well as his new duty as the snapper for
extra points and field goals.
The Giants have won three games in a row to improve to 6-4, but they continue
to lose players at an alarming rate. With nine players already on
season-ending Injured Reserve, the Giants suffered two more injuries Sunday.
In addition to Bober, DT Cornelius Griffin suffered an ankle injury, though
he said he should play Sunday in Houston.
Bober might also play against the Texans. But he could also require surgery
that would end his season. The Giants will know where they stand after Bober
undergoes an MRI later Monday.
"There will be some decisions that will have to be made over the next 24
hours as far as whether he will be able to play or if they will need to fix
it," Head Coach Jim Fassel said.
If Bober does not need surgery, "Then very feasibly he could play," Fassel
said. "He may be questionable or doubtful for this week, he may not be able
to play this week, or he might be able to play the week after this if they
felt that he could go on."
Bober had few answers when he met briefly this afternoon with reporters.
"Right now I'm pretty sore," Bober said. "I can move it all right. It's a
matter of seeing how bad an injury it is. With an injury of this sort you
have to take into consideration whether you're going to hurt it more if you
play. Or if it can be fixed more later. There are so many variables that go
into the decision-making process. I'm not ready to make a decision yet."
Could he play this week?
"I don't know," Bober said. "It's unfortunate when something like this
happens. A lot of times if you play with it you make it worse, or you make it
harder to fix. I haven't gotten advice yet. As a player you're entitled to a
second opinion. I'll be looking around for every answer I can."