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Linebacker Mark Herzlich Out For Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich has been ruled out of Sunday’s NFC wild-card game against the Atlanta Falcons with an ankle injury.

Herzlich did not practice this week and coach Tom Coughlin announced on Friday that he would miss his sixth straight game.

The rest of the team is relatively healthy. Tight Jake Ballard (knee), running backs Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) and Da’Rel Scott (knee), defensive ends Justin Tuck (shoulder) and Osi Umenyiora (ankle-knee), cornerback Corey Webster (hamstring) and offensive lineman Tony Ugoh (ankle) are listed as probable on the injury report.

Ballard has missed the last two games but he expects to play Sunday.

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