Monday, October 7, 2013
Giants' injury report remains crowded
By Dan Graziano ESPN.com
The New York Giants did not have a full practice -- just something they described as a "jog-through" on Monday as they recovered from Sunday's loss and prepared for their short-week Thursday night game against the Bears in Chicago. But the injury list remains extensive, and includes a couple of new names.
Running back David Wilson, who left Sunday's game after the first quarter with a neck injury and did not return, was one of nine players who were listed as "did not practice." Earlier on Monday, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wilson would have to receive a full medical evaluation before being cleared to play Thursday, and Coughlin didn't rule out the idea of signing another running back. This indicates a strong chance Wilson won't be able to play Thursday. It's possible they could bring back Da'Rel Scott, who was cut last week.
Defensive end Damontre Moore (hamstring), tight end Brandon Myers (ankle) and long snapper Zak DeOssie (back) were the other new additions to the injury report from last week, all three as did not practice. Coughlin said Moore injured his hamstring during the game and that was why he didn't play more.
Center David Baas (neck), who has missed three straight games now, also did not practice. Neither did cornerback Corey Webster, who has missed three straight games with a groin injury, cornerback Jayron Hosley, who missed Sunday with a hamstring injury, safety Cooper Taylor, who's been dealing with a shoulder injury, or tight end Adrien Robinson, who's missed the whole year so far with a foot injury.
Some good news, though: Defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who missed practice all last week and Sunday's game with an ankle injury, was listed as a limited participant in practice, which is encouraging for his chances to play Thursday. Linebacker Mark Herzlich (toe), wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle) and cornerback Terrell Thomas (knee) also were limited.
The Giants convene Tuesday for their only full practice of the week, and at that time we should get a better sense of who is and is not playing Thursday night.