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Burress played the SB with a sprained MCL

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by IronMan, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. IronMan

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    He fell in the shower! :shock:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/f...-06_ailing_plaxico_burress_misses_parade.html

    BY IAN BEGLEY
    DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

    Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 4:00 AM



    Plaxico Burress finally missed a start.

    The Giants' star receiver played through ankle and knee injuries all season but the Super Bowl hero took himself out of the lineup for the victory parade in Manhattan Tuesday.

    Burress, who caught the game-winning TD with 35 seconds left in the Giants' upset victory over the Patriots, managed to limp his way through the celebration later in the day at Giants Stadium.

    Burress revealed after the Super Bowl that he'd slipped in the hotel shower last Monday and sprained his MCL. The injury caused him to miss practices Super Bowl week but as he has done all season, Burress gutted it out on Sunday.

    Burress, who tied a Giants playoff record with 11 catches in the NFC title game win over Green Bay, didn't attend the parade in Manhattan and was seen limping in the stadium tunnel after the rally at the Meadowlands. Burress did manage to get up and execute a few dance moves for Giants fans at the afternoon rally.

    Burress was taken away in a cart in the tunnel after limping off the field. He didn't comment when he was asked if he'd need surgery on his ankle or knee. "It doesn't matter how it feels now, we just won the championship, baby," Burress told reporters before being escorted away. "I'll see you guys next year."

    Amani Toomer, the Giants' other starting receiver, said he hurt his right hand in the fourth quarter on the Giants' final drive when he caught a nine-yard pass from Eli Manning and was drilled by Rodney Harrison.

    "It's pretty bad," Toomer said after Big Blue's rally at the Meadowlands. "I should be OK, though. I've got the whole offseason (to heal)."

    Toomer, who wore a heavy bandage on his right hand, said he wasn't sure if the hand was broken, and the Giants did not release any injury information. Toomer, who finished with a team-high six catches for 84 yards on Sunday, also didn't know whether he'd have to have surgery in the offseason. Toomer said he noticed he was hurt after shaking hands with everyone Sunday night, but he was able to shake Mayor Bloomberg's hand when he accepted a key to the city at yesterday's parade up the Canyon of Heroes. He held a camcorder in his right hand for most of the hour-long rally at the Meadowlands.
     
  2. bozz_2006

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    tough guy
     
  3. tromadz

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    I wish he woulda fell before the packers game.
     
  4. SNAP

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    LOL.......You're brutal!!
     

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