Brandon Jacobs Injury: New York Giants RB’s knee, not hamstring the big issue

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (34) leaves the field after the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Giants 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants veteran running back Brandon Jacobs has dealt with knee injuries for his entire career, and that was always the risk when signing him. However, it’s been a hamstring injury that has sidelined Jacobs for the past three weeks, and he’s going to miss today’s game against the Oakland Raiders as well. Even though he’s listed on the injury report as doubtful with a hamstring injury, his knee is reportedly what will keep him out of this week’s game.

I speculated that Jacobs suffered a setback on his hamstring injury earlier this week after he missed Friday’s practice after practicing on Wednesday and Thursday, because most players who suddenly miss Friday’s practice have suffered a setback (this already happened with Jacobs’s hamstring earlier this year). Jacobs definitely did suffer an injury/setback, but it wasn’t to his hamstring.

According to NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan, Brandon Jacobs will “likely” miss today’s game with a knee injury instead of a hamstring injury. Since he’s listed doubtful, Jacobs will almost certainly miss today’s game. While this report from the Star-Ledger was written on Friday (when he missed practice), it is still perfectly applicable today. Why? Well, because it informs those of us who weren’t aware (like me) that Jacobs’s knee is the issue. That’s definitely concerning, and he is guaranteed to miss today’s game.

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Topics: Brandon Jacobs, Injury Report, New York Giants

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