New York Giants: Injury report

Injury report: JPP out

December, 20, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Pierre-Paul will miss his fourth straight game because of a shoulder injury.

Pierre-Paul joins WR Victor Cruz (knee), S Cooper Taylor (hamstring) and RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) as Giants who were ruled out against Detroit.

"The doctor won't clear him unless certain things happen and so far, they haven't," Coach Tom Coughlin said.

G David Diehl did not practice on Friday and is listed as doubtful to play Sunday.

"Right now he is just not able to go out there and practice the way that we would like him to," Coughlin said. "We'll see. Maybe another day will help. We thought today would be a day he would be able to do some work and he actually came out and did some things, but we just didn't put him in our practice."

G James Brewer (ankle) and WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee) are listed as questionable.

Here's the Giants injury report:

WR Victor Cruz (knee)
RB Peyton Hillis (concussion)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder)
S Cooper Taylor (hamstring)

G David Diehl (knee)

G James Brewer (ankle)
WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee)

DT Cullen Jenkins (shin/quad)
CB Trumaine McBride (groin)
CB Terrell Thomas (knee)

Injury report: Hakeem Nicks on list again

November, 27, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants released their pre-practice injury report, and there are no surprise injuries coming out of Sunday's game.

Cornerback Trumaine McBride (groin), who suffered his injury against the Cowboys, is on the list, as is receiver Hakeem Nicks (abodomen), who missed the game despite saying he'd be able to play.

Here's the full list:
The Giants also signed DB Ross Weaver to the practice squad.

Injury report: Hynoski 'very encouraged'

August, 14, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – With his left knee in a sizable wrap, Henry Hynoski is getting closer to returning to the field, even if the New York Giants fullback doesn't specifically know when that will be.

"I'm looking forward to getting back out on the field as soon as possible and playing some football," Hynoski said. "Like I said, I'm going to do everything in my power. I'm very diligent in everything I do to get back on the field at the earliest convenience. Whenever that is, whenever that may be, I'll be ready and conditioned, ready to go."

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Jim O'Connor/USA TODAY SportsHenry Hynoski, his left knee wrapped, has been a spectator during training camp.
Hynoski underwent knee surgery in May, after suffering an injury to his medial collateral ligament and a chip fracture in his left knee during OTAs.

Hynoski said he is progressing according to the rehab schedule that's been set, and that people within the organization are happy with how things are going.

"I'm very encouraged," Hynoski said. "I've got the best trainers helping me out, and doctors. They're very encouraged too."

PICK AND ROLLE: Giants safety Antrel Rolle was out of his walking boot Wednesday. He said his ankle injury may have been the worst pain he's ever experienced, but he won't "milk it." By the afternoon practice, Rolle was on the sideline with the right ankle taped.

RANDLE IN THE WIND: Giants WR Reuben Randle said he was shaken up in Tuesday's practice. "Hit my head on the turf a little bit," he said. "Just had to regroup myself, get back up and get back to practice."

Asked if he had any concerns, Randle said, "No, I'm good."

ATTENDANCE REPORT: The following players didn't practice – DE Damontre Moore (shoulder contrusion), WR Jerrel Jernigan (hamstring), WR Brandon Collins (hamstring) and RB Da'Rel Scott (sore shoulder). CB Corey Webster appeared to practice in a limited capacity. James Brewer returned to the field from a concussion.

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.

Injury report: Tuck to practice; Pugh ready

August, 11, 2013
Justin Tuck (back) is expected to return to practice on Monday, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Tuck did not play in the preseason opener after missing two practices last week with tightness in his back. The defensive captain, though, expected to be fully recovered for this week's practices.

Also, first-round pick Justin Pugh (concussion) will be ready to practice this week.

"Pugh has been cleared to return to practice," Coughlin said in a conference call with reporters.

Coughlin said the team will find out more on Monday about running back Ryan Torain's status. Torain has been out with a concussion since last week. Also, tackle James Brewer (concussion) is improving and nearing a return as well.

Coughlin said wide receiver Kris Adams was undergoing surgery on a fractured left ankle and offensive lineman Chris DeGeare was being evaluated for an MCL injury. Both players suffered the injuries during the Giants' 18-13 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Injury report: Pugh watches practice

August, 4, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Justin Pugh was a bystander at practice today and that's a good sign.

The first-round pick was not seen on the field Friday or Saturday due to concussion symptoms. Pugh suffered the concussion on Thursday. But on Sunday, Pugh was standing and watching on the field. And coming out to watch has to be a step in the right direction.

"Yeah, he felt a little better," Tom Coughlin said. "Felt a little better. He came out and just really observed. Hopefully he will come along."

The Giants will make sure Pugh follows the head injury protocol before he is allowed to resume practicing.

With the team off Monday from practice, WR Hakeem Nicks (groin) and CB Corey Webster (groin) sat out another practice to rest their injuries. The hope is for Nicks to practice on Tuesday.

PUP list players DE Jason Pierre-Paul, FB Henry Hynoski, CB Terrell Thomas, DT Markus Kuhn and OL Chris Snee all did not practice as well.

Injury Report: Nicks still limited

July, 30, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is still limited, coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday.

Nicks (groin) participated in some of the 11-on-11 drills, but was mostly in and out of the lineup.

Wide receiver Jeremy Horne was carted off during practice, though it’s unknown how his injury occurred.

“They told me that he had some type of foot injury, but I don’t know what to expect,” Coughlin said.

The Giants signed Horne, a UMass product like Victor Cruz, as a free agent.

The Giants’ five PUP list players -- Jason Pierre-Paul, Chris Snee, Henry Hynoski, Markus Kuhn and Terrell Thomas -- watched practice from the sidelines.

Injury report: Nicks limited, again

July, 29, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Hakeem Nicks went through a limited practice again on Monday.

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AP Photo/Seth WenigTom Coughlin knows how important Hakeem Nicks is to the Giants' chances this season.
The wide receiver experienced tightness in his groin on Sunday and watched the last chunk of Sunday's practice. So his participation on Monday was actually somewhat encouraging.

Tom Coughlin was asked if Nicks' being limited was for precautionary reasons.

"I hope so," Coughlin said.

Coughlin was asked if he's concerned that Nicks is being too cautious.

"I don’t know that," Coughlin said. "That's not what he tells me. We just want him out there competing and practicing. The guy has not practiced and he really needs to get out there. We’ll have to see the extent of which we have an issue here."

Wide receiver Kris Adams is dealing with a hand injury.

"Yeah, his finger popped out on him but he popped it right back in," Coughlin said. "He’s fine."

Defensive back Laron Scott had to be attended to at the end of practice, but he appeared to be OK.

The five Giants on the "physically unable to perform" list -- Jason Pierre-Paul, Chris Snee, Henry Hynoski, Markus Kuhn and Terrell Thomas -- did not participate in practice.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Hakeem Nicks looked good for a second day in practice before experiencing tightness in his groin.

Nicks watched the last part of practice from the sideline.

"I guess he got a little tightness in the groin and they held him [out]," coach Tom Coughlin said.

Eli Manning said Friday that Nicks told him he was 100 percent and ready to go full in camp. He looked good Saturday and early Sunday when he caught a bomb on Corey Webster in one-on-one drills down the right sideline. The crowd on hand at camp roared with delight.

Nicks' health is going to be a major issue for this season since he means so much to the offense. Last year, Nicks labored through foot and knee injuries that had an impact on the offense and the deep ball.

Sash cramps: Tyler Sash cramped up at the end of practice. Though the safety was carted off at the end, he appeared to be fine and was in good spirits.

Only the five Giants on the PUP list -- Jason Pierre-Paul, Chris Snee, Henry Hynoski, Markus Kuhn and Terrell Thomas -- did not participate in practice. Aaron Curry, who cramped up late in Saturday's practice, was back on the field on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Chris Snee is not used to watching practice on the sideline this much.

The veteran right guard has never been on training camp PUP list before like he is now. But Snee doesn't think he's that far away from getting to where he needs to be.

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Jim O'Connor/USA TODAY SportsChris Snee is on the PUP list after offseason hip surgery.
"I don't think it would be too long but I don't know," Snee said. "I feel pretty good. I really will just take this week and condition hard and see how it feels after that."

Snee had offseason surgery on his hip and the team will take every precaution with their best offensive lineman. Snee initially hoped to be ready for the start of camp. He says he hasn't suffered a setback or anything like that.

"We thought it was in the best interest to take a little more time," he explained. "There's no need to rush things now. I'm doing everything I need to get in shape. I'm close."

Curry cramp: Aaron Curry exited his first practice with what Tom Coughlin believed was cramps. Up until that point, Curry was active with the second-team linebackers. Kyle Bosworth replaced Curry on the second team for the end of practice.

JPP watches: Jason Pierre-Paul was one of six Giants to not participate in the team's first practice. Pierre-Paul, who isn't sure if he'll be ready for the opener, says he is currently at "75 percent."

Pierre-Paul (back), cornerback Terrell Thomas (knee), fullback Henry Hynoski (knee), Snee (hip) and defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (knee) -- all PUP list guys -- did not practice. Center David Baas did do work in practice but appeared to be limited.

Injury report: Tuck, Bradshaw questionable

December, 21, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Defensive end Justin Tuck (shoulder) and running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee/foot) are both questionable for Sunday's game, although it seems there's a better chance that Bradshaw will play. Tuck was held out of Friday's practice and the team will assess his status during the weekend. Bradshaw had a limited practice on Friday.

Center David Baas (hip/shoulder), guard Chris Snee (hip) and safety Kenny Phillips (knee) are also questionable. Cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) are both probable. Amukamara said he plans to play.

For the Ravens, linebacker Terrell Suggs (biceps) is probable, while wide receiver Torrey Smith (head) is questionable and safety Bernard Pollard (chest) is doubtful. Linebacker Ray Lewis could be taken off short-term IR in time for Sunday's game.

Here's the full report:


C David Bass (hip/shoulder/limited)
TE Travis Beckum (knee/limited)
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee/foot/limited)
S Kenny Phillips (knee/limited)
S Tyler Sash (hamstring/limited)
G Chris Snee (hip/limited)
DE Justin Tuck (shoulder/dnp)

CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring/full)
DT Chris Canty (neck/full)
WR Hakeem Nicks (knee/limited)
WR Rueben Randle (back/full)


LB Jameel McClain (neck/dnp)

S Bernard Pollard (chest/dnp)

WR Tandon Doss (ankle/dnp)
LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/limited)
FB Vonta Leach (ankle/limited)
LB Albert McClellan (thigh/shoulder/limited)
RB Bernard Pierce (head/dnp)
WR Torrey Smith (head/limited)
WR Marshal Yanda (ankle/limited)

TE Ed Dickson (knee/full)
S James Ihedigbo (neck/full)
DT Arthur Jones (shoulder/full)
DE Pernell McPhee (thigh/full)
S Ed Reed (shoulder/full)
CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen/full)
LB Terrell Suggs (biceps/full)
WR Deonte Thompson (thigh/full)
WR LaQuan Williams (thigh/full)

Knee soreness sidelines Nicks (again)

December, 6, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Hakeem Nicks missed practice Thursday with a sore left knee. The receiver was sidelined by swelling in that knee earlier this season.

Nicks had practiced Wednesday, and was not on the team's injury report.

"It's always a concern," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "But hopefully it will subside and he'll be ready to go."

Nicks, the talented fourth-year receiver, has had an injury-plagued season. He fractured his right foot in the offseason and missed practice time leading up to the season opener. Early in the year, he started experiencing swelling in his left knee and missed three games from late-September to mid-October. He has played the last seven games despite not being completely healthy.

The injuries have slowed Nicks down this season as he is on pace for the worst year of his career -- just 46 catches for 585 yards and two touchdowns. Dating back to his rookie season in 2009, Nicks has registered at least 790 receiving yards and six touchdowns each year. Nicks caught just five passes for 43 yards in Monday night's 17-16 loss to Washington.

"He's got to get as healthy as we can possibly have him come game day," Giants receiver Victor Cruz said. "If that means taking a day off for some treatment and getting himself physically ready to go then so be it."

Giants safety Kenny Phillips (knee) also missed practice Thursday as he's "sore" according to Coughlin. The safety sprained his MCL earlier this season only to re-aggravate it in his return against Green Bay on Nov. 25. He was classified doubtful for last week's game but ultimately played 20 snaps. Coughlin said that Phillips did not have a setback last week.

"Just something he's dealing with," Coughlin said.

Linebacker Jacquian Williams practiced for the second straight day in a limited capacity and could potentially make his return this weekend against the Saints. Williams has not played since Oct. 14 against San Francisco and the team has missed his sideline-to-sideline speed.

Injury report: Nicks (knee) sits out

December, 6, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks did not practice because of a sore left knee. He has experienced swelling in that knee this year.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), safety Kenny Phillips (knee), tight end Travis Beckum (knee) and safety Tyler Sash (hamstring) all missed practice for the second straight day.

Linebackers Chase Blackburn (ankle), Michael Boley (shoulder) and Jacquian Williams (knee) were all working for the second straight day.

Here's the full report:


TE Travis Beckum (knee)
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot)
WR Hakeem Nicks (knee)
S Kenny Phillips (knee)
S Tyler Sash (hamstring)

LB Michael Boley (shoulder)
LB Jacquian Williams (knee)

C David Baas (shoulder)
LB Chase Blackburn (ankle)
WR Domenik Hixon (ankle)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back)



T Charles Brown (knee)
CB Corey White (knee)

S Isa Abdul-Quddus (concussion)
DE Junior Galette (ankle)
S Roman Harper (rib)
DT Tom Johnson (back)
CB Johnny Patrick (illness)
WR Courtney Roby (hamstring)
TE David Thomas (knee)
DE Martez Wilson (toe)

Baas has shoulder issue

November, 29, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants center David Baas is on the pre-practice injury report with a shoulder issue suffered in last Sunday's win against Green Bay. Baas was on the last week's report with an ankle/elbow injury.

The rest of the injury report is as expected: running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), offensive lineman David Diehl (shoulder), receiver Domenik Hixon (ankle), safety Kenny Phillips (knee) and linebacker Jacquain Williams (knee). Hixon and Williams did not play last week against the Packers, while Diehl and Phillips were injured during the game. Bradshaw has been dealing with foot issues all year and only practices once a week.

PRACTICE UPDATE: Williams was doing some work during the portion of practice open to the media on Thursday. Hixon was also working. Bradshaw and Phillips were in the bike area and Baas and Diehl were both not practicing. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the hope is for Phillips to practice Friday.

Injury report: No Woodson, Matthews for GB

November, 23, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Packers will be without two of their biggest defensive stars Sunday as linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) and safety Charles Woodson (collarbone) have been ruled out.

For the Giants, they are seemingly healthy, as running back Ahmad Bradhsaw (foot) is probable while safety Kenny Phillips (knee) is questionable. Also, receiver Hakeem Nicks was not on the injury report all week.

One player to keep an eye on is Packers receiver Greg Jennings, who is working his way back from surgery. He's questionable but hasn't played since his surgery. The Giants have prepared as if he will play.

Here's the full injury report:


LB Jacquian Williams (knee/dnp)
WR Domenik Hixon (ankle/dnp)

S Kenny Phillips (knee/limited)
LB Keith Rivers (calf/knee/limited)

C David Baas (ankle/elbow/full)
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot/limited)
DT Linval Joseph (knee/limited)
S Tyler Sash (ankle/full)
RG Chris Snee (ankle/full)


LB Terrell Manning (shoulder/limited)
LB Clay Matthews (hamstring/dnp)
CB Sam Shields (ankle/dnp)
S Charles Woodson (collarbone/dnp)

WR Greg Jennings (groin/abdomen/limited)
TE Andrew Quarless (knee/limited)

WR Donald Driver (thumb/limited)
FB John Kuhn (hamstring/limited)
DT B.J. Raji (ankle/full)
LB Vic So'oto (illness/full)
LB Erik Walden (ankle/full)