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Antrel Rolle: 'I want to play in week one'

New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle says that missing the opening game of the regular season with an ankle injury is "not even a possibility".

Antrel Rolle has revealed that he is aiming to be fit for the start of the regular season.

The safety missed yesterday's practice with the New York Giants after injuring his ankle during training camp earlier this week.

The 30-year-old told the Giants' website: "I'm going to do whatever it takes to make sure, [missing the opening game against the Dallas Cowboys is] not even a possibility. Treatment, two times a day, three times a day, four times a day. Whatever it takes, I'm going to do it.

"You try to do your best to prevent things like that, but some things are going to happen. You can't prevent everything. It was just unfortunate. I don't like leaving my guys out there by themselves. That's just the way I look at it, I feel like we all need each other. I need them, they need me and I'd like to be out there with them at all times.

"There's no timeframe at the moment [for his return] but as soon as possible. I'm a hard worker, on the field and off the field. I really hate to even speak about this, but it happens in this game. I'm just going to do the best I can, try to get out there before the pre-season's over with and take it one day at a time."

Rolle made 96 tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions for the Giants last season.

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Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants celebrates after he recovered a New Orleans Saints fumble with teamamte Prince Amukamara #20 on December 9, 2012
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