- Matt Ehalt, ESPN New York contributor
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The Giants are dealing with a host of injuries heading into Sunday’s game against Houston. Here are some quick bits about three players who will not be dressing for the game.
Shaun O’ Hara: The Giants center told the media he would not talk about his injury. O’ Hara has been inactive for the past two games with ankle and Achilles problem, and did not practice all week.
O’ Hara tried running on Tuesday and it did not go well, preventing him from practicing this past Wednesday, which he had hoped. Adam Koets has been filling in as O' Hara's backup.
Keith Bulluck: The outside linebacker will miss his second straight game with a toe injury and did not seem thrilled about his progress. Second-year linebacker Clint Sintim will make the start in Bulluck's place this weekend.
“It’s not getting me on the field so to me it’s not getting better,” Bulluck said.
Kevin Boothe: The backup offensive lineman is inching closer and closer to returning to the field after being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list before the season started after undergoing surgery on his torn pectoral muscle . Boothe is eligible to return after the Giants game against Detroit on Oct. 17, and said that his injury is not an issue.
“We’ll see what the trainers say after next week, but I’m preparing as if I’m going to practice,” Boothe said. “There’s only so much I can do not being able to practice so I try to do as much football stuff as I can by myself.”
After the Detroit game, there will be a three-week span for the Boothe to start practicing once again. Once he starts practicing, there will be a three-week window for the Giants to activate Boothe, or keep him on the PUP list for the remainder of the season.
If the Giants decide to bring Boothe back to the active roster, they would have to waive or release another player, or possibly put an injured player (such as tackle Will Beatty) on the injured reserve.
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