New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce is out indefinitely after an MRI exam surprisingly revealed a bulging disk in his neck.
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The Giants said their defensive captain underwent the test Friday in New York and was examined by team physician Dr. Russell Warren and Dr. Frank Camissa, chief of the spinal surgical services at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
The 31-year-old Pierce originally sustained a burner when the Giants played Arizona on Oct. 25. He had very little discomfort until practice this week, when the club's medical staff scheduled the MRI exam.
The Giants (5-4) host the Atlanta Flacons on Sunday. New York, coming off its bye week, has lost four straight games.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made the Giants 7-point home favorites over the Falcons in Week 11.
Posted: 11/21/09 1:30PM ET