Kenny Phillips close to return

Updated: December 19, 2012, 2:15 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' secondary is getting healthier, as safety Kenny Phillips will practice Wednesday and is on track for returning Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Cornerback Prince Amukamara also will test his hamstring during Wednesday's practice, according to coach Tom Coughlin. The Giants lost 34-0 this past weekend to the Atlanta Falcons without Phillips and Amukamara.

"They will both practice, but it will be limited to the point we will test Prince more than anything," Coughlin said. "With Kenny, we feel he is rested and ready to contribute."

Phillips has missed the past two games with a knee injury, the same injury that kept him out of six games earlier in the season. Phillips said Tuesday on ESPN New York 98.7 that he definitely will be on the field in Baltimore.

The Giants have not determined whether running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who did not play in Atlanta because of a knee injury, will play against Baltimore. He will not practice Wednesday but has said that he plans on playing against the Ravens.

"We know we would all love to have him play, but it is going to be a medical decision," Coughlin said. "It is not going to be mine. Although he wants to play as badly as he can, I think if the doctors feel that he can play without hurting himself, that very well may be a case. But if his doctors don't feel that's possible, then they will make the decision."

Defensive end Justin Tuck also is dealing with a shoulder issue that bothered him last season, but Coughlin thinks his defensive captain will be able to play through it.

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee), guard Chris Snee (hip) and center David Baas (hip/shoulder) will not practice on Wednesday.

Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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