Collins Leaves Practice with Back Spasm

The last Giants quarterback to start 50 straight regular-season games was in 1984-87 when Phil Simms' streak was snapped by a player strike. Kerry Collins has a chance to match this feat on Sunday.

QB Kerry Collins walked off the field on Wednesday and told the staff that he had a problem with his back.

He went in for x-rays (which were negative) and said he would be back at practice today (Thursday).

"It was something from the game the other day," Collins said. "Toward the end of practice I just kind of tweaked it a little bit. It was a little bit of a spasm. It's not a big deal at all."

Collins told the team trainers of his back problem on Sunday after the loss to the Texans. However, it did not bother him again until practice yesterday.

Collins is not listed on the injury report and should start his 50th consecutive regular-season start for the Giants.


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