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New York Giants’ Keith Rivers Suffers Knee Injury in Bye Week Car Accident

November 19th, 2012 at 1:42 PM
By Dan Benton

When the New York Giants returned to practice on Monday, linebacker Keith Rivers was noticeably absent. Not only was he not on the field with his teammates, he wasn't even at the facility. As it turns out, that's because he was having his knee evaluated after suffering an injury to it during a bye week car accident in California.

Head coach Tom Coughlin said he "hoped" Rivers had only suffered a knee bruise as a result of the accident, but wouldn't know for sure until tests came back.

As has been the case for Rivers' entire professional career, he once again finds himself plagued by fluke and untimely injuries. After missing the last several games due to a lingering hamstring injury, the veteran linebacker was hoping for a healthy return in week 12.

On the positive injury front, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, safety Kenny Phillips and offensive lineman Chris Snee all participated in at least a portion of practice this morning. Wide receiver Domenik Hixon (ankle) and linebacker Jacquian Williams did not.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon

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