Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham missed the entire second half of Monday's game with the Rams, and the team's explanation at the time was that he suffered a concussion. But after the game, Manningham dismissed the diagnosis.
"My neck stiffened up, man," Manningham said. "But I'll be good."
He added that he received a massage and expects to practice Wednesday. It looks like Manningham dodged a bullet, right? Maybe not. Despite Manningham's denial, the Giants insist their initial diagnosis was correct.
The Giants and all NFL teams have to cautious with concussions so it's not a surprise the player is trying to deny it while the team holds its ground. We'll have to monitor Manningham's progress this week and see if he's cleared by the team to practice in order to determine his week 3 status.