Pain in Neck: The biggest blow to the team is loosing Mathias Kiwanuka with a bulging disc in his neck. After practice earlier this week, Kiwi underwent a CAT scan were he was diagnosed with a bulging cervical disc. He is out for a undetermined period of time time. The versatile Kiwanuka leads the team with 4 sacks and has had major success from the defensive line and linebacker position in this new Fewell system.
Bum Ankle: The anchor of the offensive line, Shaun O'Hara is still shut down as the Giants try desperately to get him healthy. Adam Koates takes his place; however his on presence is greatly missed on the field and the in locker room.
Turf Toe: If "turf toe" holds out Keith Bulluck from Sunday Nights game the Giants could be in for a long night. Clint Sintim, who is an up and coming player would take over for the injured Bulluck, however the young Sintim has not yet quiet exploded on the scene as Giants fans had hoped. Sintim's job will be primarily be to keep Bears running back, Matt Forte in check; however Detroit and Dallas couldn't keep him off the scoreboard.
Matt Forte already has over 200 yards and 3 TD's receiving out of the back field.
Missing in Action: Can Perry Fewell please create some stunts for Osi Umenyiora? No one is happy that he is once again non-existent in the Giants weekly defensive stats and showing shades of 2009. He has a total of 6 tackles? Maybe he isn't being used correctly?
Osi currently has a knee injury and listed as questionable.
Back Surgery: Safety Michael Johnson, is now out for the year after receiving successful microdisectomy surgery.
Linebacker U: Chase Blackburn (knee) and Phillip Dillard (hamstring) are probable and will be greatly needed to stop Devin Hester on special teams. The Giants special teams have been horrible.
Big Play & No Play: Mario "Big Play" Manningham (concussion) is probable and is always needed for the big play ability he showcases week in and week out. With a bit more consistency Manningham could be a star.
Darius "no play" Reynaud (illness) practiced fully and is probable. Reynard has been a HUGE disappointment in the return game. He is averaging 6....yes, 6 yards a punt return. The Giants sorely miss Domenik Hixon who in 2008 averaged 10.1 yards a punt return and in 2009 averaged a 15.1 yards per return.