When Antrel Rolle slammed his left knee into an unsuspecting camera man on the sidelines in Carolina, he never imagined that he'd still be hurting three weeks later.
But he is, and he sounds like he doesn't expect his discomfort to go away anytime soon.
Rolle hasn't missed a game since then, but he said on Tuesday that his knee is a "lingering" issue that is still bothering him as the Giants prepare for their NFC championship game rematch in San Francisco. Speaking on WFAN, he said the knee -- which the Giants say was simply cut and bruised -- is "definitely better," but also definitely not 100 percent.
"It's a battle," Rolle said. "It's a constant battle each and every day. ... With this knee injury, it's going to take some time. I never thought it would be this crucial. It's just a lintering process. Nothing too serious. But something that lingers around a little bit."
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