Monday, August 19, 2013
Injury report: Cruz likely to miss practice
By Ohm Youngmisuk
Tom Coughlin did not have much of an update on Victor Cruz's heel contusion on Monday.
The head coach said the wide receiver likely will not practice on Tuesday.
"We will see exactly where he stands with that as the days go by," Coughlin said on a conference call. "He will probably not practice tomorrow. We will have to take that one as it comes."
Coughlin confirmed that center David Baas has an MCL injury and that the Giants will evaluate it on a weekly basis. The season opener could be in jeopardy for Baas.
Don't expect to see Victor Cruz in pads at Tuesday's practice.
"It was a bad tangle in there," Coughlin said of what led to Baas' injury on a play on the opening series. "And we will look at it in a positive way and that it was an MCL and nothing more."
"It is weekly," he added of Baas' injury. "That is all I can tell you. It depends on how fast the injury and rehab goes. We say weekly and that is probably the best I can do right now."
Coughlin did not say who will replace Baas in the starting lineup. He can slide left guard Kevin Boothe over to center and perhaps move David Diehl to left guard and start either Justin Pugh or James Brewer at right tackle, or he could use Brewer or Pugh at left guard and keep Diehl at right tackle. He also could move Jim Cordle in at center like the team did after Baas went down in the first quarter.
Elsewhere on the injury front, Justin Tuck has a "mild hamstring" injury, and Coughlin said the team will have to see how the defensive end is feeling on Tuesday morning before practice.
Also, Coughlin said safety Antrel Rolle (ankle) may practice by the end of the week, and that he has received a positive report on fullback Henry Hynoski's progression after a Monday workout. Hynoski is on the PUP list after knee surgery.
Coughlin said defensive end Damontre Moore (shoulder) is still not there as far as being ready to return for practice.