Raiders' Jordan doubtful for Giants game

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders running back LaMont Jordan does not expect to play in the Raiders' season finale Saturday against the New York Giants because of turf toe on his
right foot, which caused him to miss last Saturday's 22-3 loss at

Jordan is currently wearing a walking boot to protect his tender big toe.

"When you miss the last two games of the season, that
kind of gives them more ammo to use in the offseason," Jordan said
Tuesday. "I think this year I've established that I can play this
game and I can be a starter. I think there is a little more
consistency that needs to be around, not just with myself. I think
coming back next year I'm going to be a lot more hungry and
determined than I was this year."

Jordan's absence this weekend could have significant ramifications in the NFC playoff race. The Giants are currently 10-5, and a win against Oakland would clinch the NFC East for Eli Manning & Co. New York has already clinched a wild-card berth on account of Minnesota's loss in Baltimore Saturday night.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.