Add another injury to the incredibly long list of ailments plaguing the New York Giants as they head into their Week 1 matchup against the Washington Redskins. Defensive tackle Justin Tuck, the obvious star of the defense, did not practice on Thursday because of a neck injury. There is legitimate concern that he will not play for the Giants on Sunday.
New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck is concerned about the lingering pain in his neck and sounded uncertain about his status for Sunday's season-opener against the Washington Redskins.
Tuck is still feeling the effects of a stinger he suffered in a preseason game against the New York Jets on Aug. 29. After going through a limited practice on Wednesday, Tuck did not practice on Thursday.
Tuck said he is not panicking, but admitted the injury was healing slower than expected. If he cannot play, he will join cornerbacks Terrell Thomas, Bruce Johnson, Prince Amukamara and Brian Witherspoon, defensive tackle Marvin Austin, defensive end Osi Umenyiora and linebackers Clint Sintim and Jonathan Goff on the sidelines. Thomas, Johnson, Witherspoon, Austin, Sintim and Goff are all out for the season.