Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Source: Ross expected to be fine
By Ohm Youngmisuk
Aaron Ross underwent tests for a possible concussion on Monday but a source said the cornerback is doing well and has not displayed concussion-type symptoms thus far.
A source confirmed a report by the Newark Star-Ledger that Ross should be available to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers and that the cornerback could potentially practice on Wednesday. Ross has to be cleared after undergoing all baseline tests, per league rules.
"He'll play," teammate Justin Tuck said when asked what losing Ross might mean for the Giants' defense. "He'll play."
A source said all indications are that the tests on Ross went well. Running back D.J. Ware also underwent tests for a concussion as well. Ware has had concussions in the past. The Giants will update the status on both players on Wednesday prior to practice.
"Both are going through the process with regards to the concussion," coach Tom Coughlin said Monday. "They actually felt pretty good at the conclusion of the game when we did see them in the locker room. I hope that [makes a difference] going through the protocol for clearance to practice and play this week."
Ross was held out of the remainder of the game Sunday after a third-quarter collision as a precaution, under league protocol, according to a source. It is unclear whether Ross actually suffered a concussion, but Coughlin said he was being tested as if he had one.