Green better, Tyree honored

Barrett Green could be back in action sooner rather than later.<BR><BR> An MRI on Green's knee and ankle revealed no serious damage. Although he didn't practice today, Green is also hoping for a quick return to action. He is listed as questionable.

"Hopefully, I can get back out on the field this week," Green said. "If I don't get practice reps this week, I don't think it would be smart for me to go out there on Sunday. We're going to take it day-by-day and see how it goes. I'm not going to go out there if I don't feel my knee is ready to go."

Green was hurt early in the Vikings game. He returned briefly but spent most of the game on the sideline. On Sunday, Green was worried that he might be seriously hurt.

"(The MRI) was great news for me," Green said. "As long as nothing is torn or broken, it's great news for me. There are some things going wrong with it right now, but hopefully we can get some of the swelling out so I can get back on the practice field and be ready to play on Sunday."

Coughlin, who said Monday he was concerned about Green's injury, was also buoyed by the results of the MRI.

"It was good news," Coughlin said. "He still has some swelling. He does feel better today than he did yesterday, and that is a good sign. He is making progress. He is walking. He is not participating today. But the situation where he had an ankle and a knee and they were obviously going to do all of the tests and it came back very good, a very good situation. I'm not sure how long it is going to take, but the news is good."
  • David Tyree has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of he Week for his performance last Sunday against Minnesota. Tyree led the team with three special teams tackles and downed a punt at the Minnesota one-yard line. His efforts aided in limiting the Vikings to an average of 3.0 yards per punt return and 17.0 yards per kickoff return. Seven of the Vikings' 13 possessions began inside the Minnesota 25-yard line.

    "He is a spirited player who is very aggressive, who obviously takes his role very seriously," Coughlin said of Tyree. "He contributes on all teams…he is really a central figure on all teams."

    Tyree, a second-year pro from Syracuse, is the second Giant to be named Special Teams Player of the Week this season. Kicker Steve Christie received the honor after kicking four field goals at Dallas on Oct. 10.

    This is the 15th time a Giant has received the special teams award since it was instituted in 1984.

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