Friday, September 13, 2013
Injury report: Rolle tweaks groin
By Ohm Youngmisuk
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Antrel Rolle was a surprise addition to the injury report after tweaking his groin Thursday in practice.
Despite being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Peyton Manning and the Broncos, Rolle will play Sunday barring a setback. Tom Coughlin said Rolle experienced some soreness in his groin and did not practice Friday as a precautionary measure.
"They kind of shut me down and told me no," Rolle said of missing practice Friday. "Sit down and don’t do anything. I'll be all right, be fine, just a little more treatment and everything should be OK. ... I'll play come Sunday."
Cornerback Prince Amukamara, who was cleared from his concussion and practiced Friday, is also listed as questionable. Coughlin expects the corner to play Sunday barring a setback as well.
The Giants will also welcome back starting center David Baas, who will make his season debut after injuring his left MCL in the second preseason game against the Colts.
Backup running back Da'Rel Scott (knee) is probable and will be available Sunday. Rookie defensive end Damontre Moore (shoulder) is listed as questionable. Linebacker Dan Connor (IR/neck), tackle David Diehl (thumb) and tight end Adrien Robinson (foot) are out.
Connor explanation: Coughlin said Connor was placed on injured reserve late Thursday after the middle linebacker underwent a series of tests on his neck. Coughlin said there was no time frame given for when Connor would have been ready to play again.
"If we are going to be a short a linebacker, we have to do something," Coughlin said. "So how we choose to maneuver within your 53[-man roster] and that is basically where the decision came from."
The Giants have Mark Herzlich, Spencer Paysinger, Keith Rivers, Jacquian Williams and newly signed Allen Bradford at linebacker on the roster.
Wilson update: David Wilson is healthy but was plagued by fumbles against the Cowboys. Coughlin said Wilson did his job in practice this week as far as ball security and said there's a chance Wilson might be used on kickoffs again as the returner. Wilson had 1,533 return yards and a return touchdown last season.
"It's always a possibility," Coughlin said when asked if Wilson might return some kickoffs Sunday.
Coughlin would not say how many snaps Brandon Jacobs might get at running back.
LB Dan Connor (neck/IR)
T David Diehl (thumb/did not practice)
TE Adrien Robinson (foot/did not practice)
CB Prince Amukamara (concussion/full practice)
DE Damontre Moore (shoulder/limited practice)
S Antrel Rolle (groin/did not practice)
C David Baas (knee/full practice)
RB Da’Rel Scott (knee/full practice)