Injury report: Rolle injures ankle; Moore sits
August, 12, 2013
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Giants safety Antrel Rolle left practice early Monday after coming down awkwardly during a one-on-one coverage drill.
According to a source, Rolle sprained his right ankle and it is not known how long he will be sidelined. Tom Coughlin did not know the severity of the injury right after practice. Rolle was set to undergo tests and an MRI.
Rolle was covering tight end Bear Pascoe on the play. He needed help to walk off the field and was carted back to the locker room. However, Rolle did not appear to be in serious pain.
“Must’ve (been) stepped on,” Coughlin said. “I am sure he will get everything (in terms of tests). That’s all I know. Hopefully it’s an ankle and he is coming right back.”
If Rolle misses time, the Giants will have to depend on safety Ryan Mundy -- Mundy got snaps with the first team Monday in place of Rolle. But the Giants can't afford to lose Rolle for an extended period of time. He has led the team in tackles the past two seasons, and has played in all 16 games the past three years.
DaMonster sits: Damontre Moore, the star of the preseason opening win over the Steelers, watched practice Monday with a shoulder contusion. Coughlin said the third-round pick is day-to-day.
Moore blocked a punt and was incredibly active on defense in Pittsburgh.
Cornerback Corey Webster and wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan did not practice due to soreness from the preseason game, according to Coughlin.
"He’s got a little soreness so we just held him," Coughlin said of Webster. "Hopefully it will be quick."
Safety Cooper Taylor (hamstring) and tackle James Brewer (concussion) also did not practice.
Welcome back: First-round pick Justin Pugh (concussion), defensive end Justin Tuck (back) and running back Ryan Torain (concussion) were back on the field Monday. Pugh is thrilled to be back from his first concussion ever.