New York Giants news and notes: Chris Canty, and an Eli story

Here are a couple of quick notes regarding our New York Giants.

Canty undergoes procedure to stop bleeding in injured calf

Mike Garafolo broke this story last night. Here is part of his report.

Last week, Tom Coughlin said Chris Canty has "issues" with his injured calf and that it’s been "difficult to get him beyond a certain point" in his rehab. Earlier this week, the Giants believed doctors identified and fixed an issue that will now get the defensive tackle over the hump.

Canty, the free-agent acquisition who has played only one game this season, underwent a medical procedure to stop bleeding in his calf that was preventing his strain from healing, according to someone briefed on the treatment. The person, who requested anonymity because the Giants haven’t mentioned the procedure publicly, said the bleeding was causing an inordinate amount of swelling.

Canty has not spoken to reporters this week, nor has he been at practice or in the locker room during the portions opened to the media. Someone who recently spoke to Canty and asked not to be named said the former Cowboys lineman was told by doctors after the procedure to move gingerly for a few days.

Hopefully the Giants can get their $42 million defensive tackle healthy at some point this season. I still believe Canty can be an impact player for this team, especially against the run, the second half of the season.

Eli had a little help keeping his streak alive

USA Today reports that Eli Manning got a bunch of ideas last week from his brother, Cooper, on how to handle his plantar fasciitis.

It figures the remedy the Giants quarterback embraced to ease the soft-tissue injury was a suggestion from his former University of Mississippi trainer Tim Mullins to wear cowboy boots that elevated his heel.

"I got about 25 phone calls from people going, 'You don't know me. But I'm an attorney in the building here. I'm 75 years old, an avid tennis player and I've had plantar fasciitis,' " Cooper Manning said. "I got 25 of those with all different remedies.

"I'm sure he's getting plenty of medical attention with the right folks in New York.

"But I did pass on all these miracle cures myself and my dad (Archie) got. Eli took the cowboy boot suggestion."

Hall of Fame voting

You may have noticed the 'Fan's Choice Hall of Fame' link on the right side of the main page. JC Penney/Van Heusen are sponsoring a fan poll for the NFL Hall of Fame vote, the first time this has been done. Your votes don't count, but NFL Network will announce the results prior to the announcement of the real voting. (And, yes, if you are wondering this one of those 'sponsored' thing here at SBN I need to mention to you). Still, Phil Simms and Mark Bavaro are on the ballot, and it's a fun thing to do.

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