Giants feel for Big Ben

"I feel for Ben, what he's going through right now," said Eli Manning, who made it clear he engages in no reckless behavior off the field. "He's in my prayers, that he'll be able to come back and be healthy and be able to play next season. I feel what he's going through."

Ben Roethlisberger's motorcycle accident was a main topic on Wednesday as the Giants opened their three-day minicamp. Tom Coughlin and several players were asked for their thoughts on the incident. The Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl-winning quarterback broke his jaw and nose and lost two teeth and underwent seven hours of surgery after his motorcycle collided with a car on Monday.

"I feel for Ben, what he's going through right now," said Eli Manning, who made it clear he engages in no reckless behavior off the field. "He's in my prayers, that he'll be able to come back and be healthy and be able to play next season. I feel what he's going through."

"It's sad to see something like that happen to Ben," Michael Strahan said. "Here's a guy basically just getting started in his career, and his career's been phenomenal so far. So to see something like that happen that probably could have been avoided, it's unfortunate. You can do a lot of those different things when you're done playing. When you're a young player like Ben, sometimes you feel a little invincible. This is something that brings us all back to reality."

Coughlin was asked if has to warn players about engaging in activities that are potentially dangerous.

"Well, everyone, the whole league, was shocked over Roethlisberger's accident," Coughlin said. "I think we all see how that circumstance came about, how dangerous that is. I have always been very, very nervous and opinionated about motorcycles myself. It is just a situation where we have a rule that players are not to ride a motorcycle during the season. In the offseason it is very difficult to control all of those things. But there is just so much at stake for a young guy with all of that talent and ability. And hopefully, in the case of Ben, he is going to bounce back and recover fully. And we certainly wish him well."

"I ride horses," Jeremy Shockey said, " that's probably just as dangerous."

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