Canty played injured at end of season

June, 13, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –- Chris Canty has been resting his surgically-repaired left knee during the offseason but says he will ready to go for training camp.

Canty had a procedure done to his left knee earlier in the offseason after playing hurt for much of the last part of the season.

“Last third of regular season and playoffs I was probably operating at 80-percent because of what I was dealing with, pain-wise, managing it,” Canty said. “I will be excited to be healthy and getting back out there.”

Canty played through pain in the playoffs and took exception with the accusations that the Giants faked injuries at times to stall and slow down an opposing offense.

The issue was raised after a win over the Rams in Week Two. It came to the surface again when Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers said the Giants might resort to some stall tactics to slow down the Patriots' no-huddle in the Super Bowl.

“I don’t really have a response to a QB being accusatory or anything like that,” Canty said when asked about Rodgers’ pre-Super Bowl comment. “It is unfortunate that a fellow player would think that about another player. You try to have something called professional courtesy.”

“You don’t want to accuse somebody of something that you don’t understand the full circumstances,” he added. “He knows firsthand of what NFL players go through and he should be sympathetic toward that and I am disappointed he made that comment.”
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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