Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Giants injury report: Scott injures knee
By Ohm Youngmisuk
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Backup running back Da'Rel Scott showed up on the New York Giants' post-practice injury report with a knee injury and was officially listed as limited in practice.
Scott was not on the team's pre-practice injury report. A source told ESPN's Josina Anderson that Scott's MRI showed no structural damage and that Scott's knee will be monitored for any swelling.
It remains to be seen how this will affect Scott for the remainder of the week. The Giants' running back position was already thin with experience and depth. The team signed veteran Brandon Jacobs after David Wilson fumbled twice against Dallas and Scott had a short pass glance off his hands that led to a Dallas pick-six that pretty much sealed the Giants' season-opening loss. If Scott is hurt and can't play on Sunday, the Giants will have Wilson, Jacobs and rookie Michael Cox at running back.
Jacobs might need to be ready for action on Sunday against Denver.
"He is a guy who can help the team win," Wilson said of Jacobs. "One of our running backs fell down today, so you never know who you might need."
Tom Coughlin would not say yet whether Wilson will start. But it's hard seeing the Giants not starting Wilson and giving him a chance to redeem himself.
Prince feeling better:Prince Amukamara did some light running on the side at the start of practice. That is a good sign since some players who have suffered a concussion stay inside during practice. Coughlin said Amukamara was feeling better but would be held out of practice.
Baas almost back:David Baas returned to practice and was limited on Wednesday. He has been out with an MCL injury since the second preseason game against Indianapolis. Baas said his goal is to play on Sunday. If that happens, Kevin Boothe can slide from center back to left guard.
"Today was a big step forward and we are going to keep monitoring it day by day and see how it goes," Baas said. "Last week it didn’t work out but I was preparing myself to play and I am going to do the exact same thing this week. I think I got a good shot."
JPP improving:Jason Pierre-Paul is not on the injury report after playing 50 snaps against Dallas. Still, Pierre-Paul was not happy with the way he played after returning from back surgery.
"The way I played, I played terrible," said Pierre-Paul, who had one sack. "If you ask me, I played terrible. My teammates will probably say I did a good job coming off back surgery, but I played terrible. Knowing myself, I can do better. Everybody knows that in this locker room.
"Just trying to get to my grinding mode and doing what I do best which is rush the passer and stop the run," he added.