On their final day of real practice before the NFC championship game, Giants center David Baas missed the workout with a stomach bug. Most likely the same bug that knocked Eli Manning out of practice on Wednesday.
Baas is listed as probable for Sunday, and considering Manning returned to practice Sunday, the illness is probably only the 24-hour variety.
But the larger issue is this: did anybody else on the team contract the bug? And if so, when is it going to afflict more players?
Because missing practice Friday is probably OK. But if it strikes on Sunday, that’s going to be a big problem.
Also, Giants tight end Jake Ballard is listed as questionable after Coughlin said he had a procedure (though not surgery) on his knee.
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