EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers is holding out hope of playing for the New York Giants this season despite developing a blood clot in training camp.
Rogers has been on the sideline the past few practices, ring a stationary bike and exercising with other injured players.
The 33-year-old said Sunday that he was hurt at training camp at the University at Albany and his leg swelled after the Giants preseason game in Jacksonville on Aug. 10. The Giants initially said it was a season-ending injury because he would not be able to play while taking blood-thinning medication.
Rogers, however, got a second opinion and he said there is a chance he can play.
"We're still in the process of making that decision," he said Sunday.
The Giants have to cut their roster to 53 players by Friday and it's hard to say whether they can afford to keep him on the active roster with the injury.
Still, Rogers wants to play.
"That's most definitely the point, to try and get out there as soon as possible and be able to be effective by whatever means they need me to be effective," he said.
The replacement officials made a mistake in the Bears-Giants' preseason game on Friday night, giving the Super Bowl champions an untimed extra play at the end of the first quarter after Bears defensive back Charles Tillman was called for pass interference as the clock expired.