EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan missed practice Friday with a sore back and was listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game at San Diego.

Strahan, who also missed some practice time last week with back spasms before recording five tackles and a sack against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, did not appear too worried about his latest problem.

“I’m fine,” Strahan said. “If I don’t play on Sunday, then be concerned.”

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Strahan would seek treatment from a chiropractor, as he did before Monday night’s game.

“It always concerns me, but he fought his way back last weekend and played and played well,” Coughlin said. “So, he’s had two good days of practice. Hopefully, we’ll get him back to where he can perform as good as or better than last week.”

Strahan, the NFL’s active career sack leader, has had back spasms in previous years but they have never caused him to miss a game. He missed the last eight games of the 2004 season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Before being injured against Chicago last Nov. 7, Strahan had played in 137 consecutive regular season games.

AP-ES-09-23-05 1911EDT


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