Thursday, September 27, 2007

Giants' Burress week-to-week with serious ankle sprain

By John McMullen
The Phanatic Magazine

An orthopedic specialist confirmed that New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has a serious right ankle sprain.

On the recommendation of team physician Russell Warren, Burress visited Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina Wednesday to have his ankle re-examined.

"Dr. Anderson confirmed our findings, which is that Plaxico has a serious sprain to his right ankle," Giants vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes said.

"Following the exam, Dr. Anderson conferred with Dr. Warren and it was determined that at this point, we will continue the course of treatment and therapy that we have used since Plaxico reinjured the right ankle when he was stepped on during the Green Bay game. Plaxcio will continue his modality therapy, and we will explore all options regarding the most appropriate shoes, orthotics and braces."

Burress originally suffered the setback in training camp and his ankle has continued to bother him throughout the young season.

In three games this year, Burress has caught 15 passes for 262 yards and five touchdowns. His five TDs tie him with New England's Randy Moss for most in the NFL.

"The best prescription for this injury is rest, and as a result, Plaxico's practice time for the immediate future will be limited," Barnes added. "For the time being, we will continue to evaluate Plaxico's injury on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis."

The Giants host the Eagles on Sunday.

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