New York Giants: Injuries

Beckum status still undecided

November, 2, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tight end Travis Beckum practiced all week but there is no update on his status, according to Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. The tight end is on the PUP List after tearing his ACL in the Super Bowl, and is in the second week of a three-week period in which the team has to decide whether to activate him.

“I’m just waiting,” Beckum said.

Beckum had to sit out the first six weeks before a three-week window began for him to start practicing. Once he did, the team had another three-week window to decide if they want to activate him. If they choose not to, the Giants would then put him on IR or release the fourth-year tight end.

The tight end said his knee feels great and isn’t sure if Bear Pascoe being questionable for the game with an ankle sprain affects him for Sunday. The Giants currently have three tight ends on the roster -- Pascoe, starter Martellus Bennett and rookie Adrien Robinson. Beckum has 26 career catches for 264 yards and three touchdowns.

“It’s been good (working back),” Beckum said. “The week before last week, I conditioned the whole week and then I practiced last week and this week.”

Source: Bradshaw 'definitely back soon'

November, 7, 2011
A day after the Giants put together a 24-20 win over the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., coach Tom Coughlin wasn’t ready to declare that several key players will be ready to play in San Francisco this week.

Coughlin said center David Baas, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and running back Ahmad Bradshaw were “improving” and that there were encouraging signs but further evaluation needs to be made before determining when they will return to the Giants' practice field. Nicks and Bradshaw were injured in the win over Miami. Bradshaw fractured a surgically repaired foot, and Nicks hurt his hamstring. Baas has a knee injury.

Specifically about Bradshaw, Coughlin said the team has to wait and see how he feels before putting together a plan for him to return.

A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Bradshaw “will definitely be back soon,” however.

It has been previously reported that he won’t need surgery on the stress fracture in his foot. The injury is supposed to heal on its own.

The source told Schefter that Bradshaw may be able to play as soon as Sunday.

Coughlin also said that draft pick Prince Amukamura was improving with the broken foot but, “There are still some things that need to be cleared up on the practice field.”

In place of Baas and Bradshaw, Kevin Boothe took over at center and Brandon Jacobs was the primary back.

The Giants didn’t let the number of injuries to starters get in the way of their game plan against Tom Brady and the Patriots.

“We never use that for an excuse here, it’s next man up,” said general manager Jerry Reese on ESPN New York 1050 Monday afternoon.

Jacobs gained 72 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown, and tight end Jake Ballard stepped in as an effective target, with 67 yards on four catches, including two in the pivotal game-winning drive.

Reese reiterated that although all three injured starters were improving they are not yet definite to return. He also made a point to praise Boothe for being so versatile, and said the backup center was one of the unsung players of the game.

O'Hara likely out against Bears

October, 1, 2010
Giants C Shaun O’Hara (ankle/Achillies) did not participate in the portion of Friday’s practice open to the media. O’Hara sat out of last week's loss to Tennessee and hasn't practiced in two weeks due to an injured left ankle and left Achillies.

Tom Coughlin hasn’t made it official yet, but it’s a virtual certainly that O’Hara will be out for the Giants' Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears.

Backup OL Adam Koets started in place of O’Hara against the Titans and is likely to do the same against Chicago. O’Hara initially injured his ankle/Achillies in the preseason.

LB Keith Bulluck (turf toe) returned to practice but did not do much during the portion of practice open to the media. Bulluck tried to practice on Thursday but removed himself after only a few plays because he was concerned that he would further aggravate the injury. He injured the toe on the third play of the Giants’ 29-10 loss to the Titans last Sunday.

DT Rocky Bernard (back) returned to practice after sitting out the past two days. He was on the sideline with the defensive lineman but did not participate in on-field drills during the portion of practice open to the media.

Lastly, Mario Manningham practiced for the second straight day on Friday. The Giants wideout sat out of Wednesday's practice after suffering a concussion late in the game against Tennessee. Manningham underwent tests on Wednesday and Thursday and said after Thursday’s practice that he will be on the field on Sunday night against Chicago.