Antrel Rolle Injury: Latest Updates on Giants DB's Knee

Kyle VassaloFeatured ColumnistSeptember 20, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Antrel Rolle #26 of the New York Giants intercepts a pass against the New England Patriots during the first quarter on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Antrel Rolle was injured Thursday night during a scary collision with the camera crew.


UPDATE: Wednesday, October 4 at 1:20 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

Antrel Rolle isn't practicing a whole lot these days. Whether or not he'll end up playing on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns is a whole other story.

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News:

Not good news on the #NYG injury front. Not practicing today: WR Hakeem Nicks (knee), S Antrel Rolle (knee), CB Corey Webster (hand) ...

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) October 4, 2012

While the Browns don't have the league's most dangerous passing attack (or anywhere close to it), losing Rolle for the game would still be a big blow. Stay tuned on this one.

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UPDATE: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8:20 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

The New York Giants will have Antrel Rolle available when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the following via Twitter. 

Giants coach Tom Coughlin told SalPal that S Antrel Rolle will play vs. Eagles.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2012

Rolle has been a leader and playmaker for the team's defense, and his presence will give the secondary a huge boost.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 27 at 1:10 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

It's starting to look less likely that Rolle will play Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, despite the fact that the Giants have maintained his injury wasn't that serious. 

From Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News:

Rolle was missing again on Thursday afternoon as the Giants began their daily practice. It’s the third straight practice he will have missed due to the injury he suffered during a collision with a camera man on the sidelines during the Giants’ 36-7 win in Carolina.

The Giants and Rolle say he suffered only a bruise and a small cut that didn’t require stitches. When he was last seen briefly in the locker room on Wednesday he was walking with a slight limp. Except for his Tuesday radio show, when he said he was “getting better” Rolle has not spoken to the media this week.

The Eagles may turn the ball over on the regular, but they still have a dangerous passing attack. Missing Rolle would be a big loss for the Giants' secondary.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11:45 p.m. ET by Tyler Conway

Though many feared the worst when watching the replay of Rolle's collision, head coach Tom Coughlin reportedly has said that his injury is not serious, according to the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano.

Tom Coughlin said Antrel Rolle's injury is not serious. Just a cut and bruise.

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) September 21, 2012


For the Giants, this should come as a massive relief. Losing a key player of Rolle's caliber in a blowout game is the type of occurrence that can submarine a team's season. 

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According to New York Daily News' Ralph Vacciano, the New York Giants corner hurt his knee in what is initially being ruled a knee laceration.

Antrel Rolle has a "knee laceration" and has been taken in for X-Rays. #NYG

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) Sept. 21, 2012


Given the amount of pain Rolle appeared to be in, the Giants have to be worried about the status of their corner. With the New York secondary already banged up, it can't afford to lose Rolle for any amount of time.

The Giants are heading into Philadelphia, and have to take on Michael Vick and the Eagles next week. That's not exactly a matchup they want to head into shorthanded in the secondary.

While the Giants ended up destroying the Panthers in a 36-7 minor upset, Rolle's injury makes the win bittersweet. Andre Brown and Ramses Barden had career nights and filled in capably for injured starters Hakeem Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw.

Even so, the Giants can't be thrilled by more adversity being thrown their way. This is the sort of injury that would test their depth, and though the defending champs have a loaded roster, this is the last thing they wanted to see in such a resounding win.

To make matters worse, Rolle wasn't even injured making a play—that has got to be tough for Tom Coughlin to digest.

There is no word yet on the extent of Rolle's injury. Be sure to check back for the latest updates regarding his status.