Friday, September 21, 2012
Secondary suffers more injuries in win
By Stan Olson
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Giants' banged-up secondary got a little more banged up Thursday night.
Corey Webster (on ground) tangles with Carolina's Steve Smith in the first quarter.
The most serious injury was to starting cornerback Corey Webster, who broke a bone in his right hand and had it heavily taped, with a splint running along his index finger.
Webster could not remember exactly when the injury occurred, but said it may have happened while he was engaged in something of a wrestling match with the Panthers' Steve Smith following a play.
In any event, Webster said he would "definitely" play in the Giants' next game, a week from Sunday against the Eagles.
Jayron Hosley, who started opposite Webster at cornerback, left the game with a hamstring problem early in the fourth quarter, after a fine performance that included the rookie's first interception.
Hosley called the injury to his left leg "just a little tweak," and said he would get it checked out more thoroughly Friday.
Also, safety Antrel Rolle crashed out of bounds in the final quarter, colliding with a cameraman. His left knee smacked into the camera. "I don't know if I hit the camera or the camera hit me," said Rolle, who suffered lacerations but didn't think the injury would sideline him.
"I'm gonna make it; I just gotta get a little bit tougher, man," he said with a groan. "It's cut up and a bad bruise. For a camera to take me out, I'm not too proud about that."
Cornerback Michael Coe was inactive for the game with a sore hamstring. But fellow corner Prince Amukamara made his season debut, wound up playing much of the game, and felt pretty good when it was over.