Preserving Plaxico from practice has proved practical

Plaxico Burress' chronically painful ankle has kept him on the sidelines for the majority of Giants practices this season. But even skeptics have to admit he's proved to be a great "gamer," Greg Garber writes.

Originally Published: January 27, 2008
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

With the players off for a second straight day, Wednesday was quiet at Giants Stadium. No howling media mobs, no traffic jams in the players' cafeteria. But there, somewhere past the west end zone, behind the closed doors of the trainer's room, sat Plaxico Burress in a tub of warm, bubbling water.

Accompanied by his young son, Elijah, Burress went through three hours of treatment for a chronically sprained right ankle. He has been doing this for so long that he knows the sequence ...

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