Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Giants injury report: Webster still ailing
By Dan Graziano
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The big New York Giants injury news of the day Tuesday was that running back David Wilson is officially out for Thursday night's game against the Bears in Chicago. But that's not the only Giants injury news of the day. Not by a long shot.
Cornerback Corey Webster, who has missed the last three games with a groin injury, is showing no improvement, according to coach Tom Coughlin. And while defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said he thought Webster was looking better Tuesday, he also said, "Obviously I don't think he'll be ready this week." Trumaine McBride likely would get a second straight start at cornerback, along with Prince Amukamara, and the pair would face a tough challenge from big, physical Bears receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.
Wilson and Webster were two of eight Giants who did not participate in Tuesday's practice. The two that are new from last week are defensive end Damontre Moore, who injured his hamstring in Sunday's game, and long-snapper Zak DeOssie, who has a back injury. It sounds almost silly, but the DeOssie injury could be a significant one, since he's never missed a game in seven seasons and I'm not sure what the backup plan is for the snapper on field goals and punts.
Also not practicing were center David Baas (neck), cornerback Jayron Hosley (hamstring), tight end Adrien Robinson (foot) and safety Cooper Taylor (shoulder). Baas remains out indefinitely, and Jim Cordle is likely to get a third straight start in his place.
Defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who missed Sunday's game with an ankle injury, was a limited participant in practice and said he'd be good to go Thursday. Tight end Brandon Myers (ankle) and wide receiver Louis Murphy (ankle) also were limited.
Linebacker Mark Herzlich (toe) and cornerback Terrell Thomas (knee) were full participants.