Prince Amukamara out indefinitely with broken foot

AP

Only a couple of days after signing his rookie contract, Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara is out indefinitely with a broken foot, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.

Specifically, Amukamara fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

He’ll undergo surgery to repair the injury.

The nineteenth overall selection in the 2011 draft, Amukamara was the last unsigned first-round pick.

96 responses to “Prince Amukamara out indefinitely with broken foot

  1. He’ll always be first in alphabetical order on any list with all those A’s, including the IR list.

  2. The lockout seems to be working wonders for all the players this year. I think we’re going to have to expand our fantasy football rosters

  3. Ok, so Steve Smith is still unsigned and rehabing, Kevin Boss is with the Raiders, Ben Patrick retired after 3 days at Big Blue training camp, Amukamara is out, virtually the entire O-Line is gone, Barry Cofield jumped ship, Lawrence Tynes had multiple surguries this offseason and no new kicker, Osi is pissed at everyone.

    Looks like you guys are doing a great job this year can’t wait to play you!!!!!!!!

  4. There’s a reason why so many team’s passed on him…oh, wait a minute, he fits right into New York – useless, isn’t working for his money, probably not that smart…

  5. thats a shame..i wanted the eagles to pick him up in the draft too…hope he heals up and gets back to playing high level ball

  6. And just about time to cue all the idiot haters that jumped onto the Lions blogs after Fairley broke his foot and decided to call him a bust. He’ll be just fine, just like Fairley will be. Shortened offseason, that’s what can happen. Now he can learn the playbook. All rookies are about 2 months behind on studying. Talents like him and Fairley have enough going for them that the studying of the playbook is just as important anyways.

  7. Last Giant signed and 1st one out for the season … You can’t make this stuff up. Maybe we should trade Osi for Cortland Finnegan. At least I would be able to watch a couple of good fights during this 8 win season … Friggin suuuuucks !!

  8. simplesimon,

    This has nothing to do with a shortened training camp – this is just pure chance/bad luck, whatever you want to call it. This is not an “out of shape” injury. I do agree that he can work on learning the playbook, but nothing is a substitute for playing time. Royalty or not, nothing guarantees you are immune from injury.

  9. as an eagles fan im seriously bummed about this, seriously.. i love the giants eagles rivalry.. its my favorite in football and i want both teams at full speed when we clash.. seriously blows, bad luck

  10. Leave it to the Philly fans to come on here with nothing but class, laughing that a player is hurt. I remember nothing but best wishes from Giants fans for Mike Patterson when the news came out that he was hurt. Granted the two situations are COMPLETELY different, but I would expect nothing less from the trash that is the bulk of the Eagle fans.

  11. I just want to say borken bones have nothing to do with the lockout. If he pulled a hamy or a muscle or something like that then maybe .

    This injury is just bad luck. The good thing is even with surgery he sould be back by weak 2 at the latest. The problem for him is the Giants play two teams with probably top5 WR cores inthe NFL. Both the Eagles and Boys have Fast (very fast int he Eagles case) young talented WR’s. The boys being a bigger set and the Eagles being faster with better route running. Good luck coming back kid. It may be till weak 8 or 9 till you get on the field. The giants are going to be really not good this year. Mostly because of the Oline. I still don’t know what th heck they were thinking. Unless they had back ups last yeat that the know something about them that no one else does the releases they made will hurt them to much to overcome.

  12. Isnt Darrell Green out there still?

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    Just signed with the Eagles and will push Aso for PT.

  13. @6ringsofsteel
    Why don’t you go worry about your team in steeler-related posts. Team full of criminals smh

  14. Start the season on PUP, learn the playbook.

    We will deal with it. Thomas and Webster are solid starters – Ross as the nickel. Solid safety sets with Rolle and Phillips.

    This offseason reminds me of 2007 offseason. Everything is going wrong: injuries, no major signings, crazy overpaid diva (Shockey)…

    That year turned out ok.

  15. 6ringsofsteel says:
    Aug 6, 2011 9:33 PM
    “I don’t know why but I laughed when I read this. 6 rings”

    I’m beginning to think you’re not a Steelers fan at all. Several -real- Steelers fans have already told you to STFU, yet you continue…

    You just sound like a pre-pubescent attention seeking troll.

  16. Gcsuk – cmon u idiot. eagle fans said good luck and stuff quit trying to act as if only eagles fans talk smack. quit trying to stir things up. ur an idiot and a seizure is dif then broken foot. its alittle harder to talk trash when its something like that. best of luck to prince… as to the giants… wow good luck trying to top the eagles after ur horrible offseason…

  17. They ought to trade Osi to the Eagles for Assante Samuel.

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    never. Osi doesnt deserve to play for the Eagles.

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    but anyways.. I broke my fifth metatarsal in my left foot as well while playing football. I can tell you it takes a long while before you’re able to cut and plant without it feeling some pain or discomfort. He’s gonna be out for a while. Feel bad for the guy tho despite being an Eagles fan.

  18. Sorry to hear this, Giants fans.

    Even as a rival Eagles fan, watching a player you’re really excited about go down early in the preseason is probably the worst feeling.

    It happened to Stewart Bradley two years ago, cost him his season, and ultimately his once-promising career with the Eagles.

    Luckily, Prince is young and a broken foot isn’t a torn tendon.

  19. That is terrible news. Don’t like to see anyone hurt but this one is obviously close to home.

    Beatty had the same injury last season and he was back in 7 weeks. Hope he’s studying his butt off in the meantime.

    Contrary to what the haters are saying, it’s not exactly like this news ends our season. He was behind anyway cause of the signing b.s. so it’s not like he was going to begin the season with a starting position anyway. Our Oline is almost exactly the same. We picked up a new center. Moved our left tackle to guard (which he’s played) and plugged in Beatty to left tackle (which is a position he’s already played and where we’ve been grooming him to play consistently) Seubert and O’Hara are great guys and it sucks to lose that in the locker room. But they were getting old and injury prone and I think we’ll be just fine without them. (Remember last year with the numerous Oline injuries we had and how people were stepping up like crazy. We STILL managed to tie the Colts with the least amount of sacks allowed (16) and were averaging 4+ yards a play on the ground)

    The Osi stuff is an obnoxious distraction, but like nygdefenserules has pointed out, we’ve dealt with this behavior before. In the meantime, Tuck, Kiwi, JPP, Tollefson, etc will pick up the slack.

    Don’t know what’s up with all the haters tonight, but based on their respective fan bases, I’m not exactly surprised.

  20. jsrdc says:

    “This has nothing to do with a shortened training camp – this is just pure chance/bad luck, whatever you want to call it. This is not an “out of shape” injury. I do agree that he can work on learning the playbook, but nothing is a substitute for playing time. Royalty or not, nothing guarantees you are immune from injury.”

    You might be right about bad luck. You’re right that it does happen also. However, it still is more likely when a young player comes from college and doesn’t have to get going right away as they usually do. I also know it’s no substitute for playing. I was just saying that for young guys like Fairley and Prince, they have a good chance to be very good just on talent level alone. What they really need is to catch up on the playbook too. This will give him the chance.

    I like how everybody comes in here and came in about Fairley and label them a bust right away and act like their season is over. Prince will be back early in the year and Fairley is going to miss 4 weeks maximum.

    Funny, high draft pick or not, neither had enough time to learn the playbooks or system enough to be the actual starter out of the gates anyways. They’d have been rotated in and still will be. Both Fairley and Prince will be good when they get back and get to play. No worries Giants fans!!!

  21. dolphins4 says:Aug 6, 2011 11:05 PM

    They ought to trade Osi to the Eagles for Assante Samuel.
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    This may be new to you as a Fins fan, but you dont help division rivals. Ala giving Wes Welker to the Patriots for a pack of smokes.

  22. Princess prolly broke her foot walking around in the new high heels she bought with her rookie signing bonus.

  23. So much to say but yeah why not
    To Jets putz we all know what a jet fan is and that is a Giants fan whos daddy could not get tickets

    To all the classy escum fans wait till its descum or convick then we can all cheer

    Lets all relax folks this was a roc not Tuck or Eli our Secondary looked pretty good last night at training camp
    Yeah unlike most of you I went outside and watched my team train
    Best thing to come out of the lockup training camp local
    Not worried about the O line Pasco is a beast this kid came out to sign after camp in shorts and a tee he is first a gentlemen and second this guy is built if he can block we are just fine on the O Line

  24. dolphins4 says: Aug 6, 2011 11:05 PM

    They ought to trade Osi to the Eagles for Assante Samuel.

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    Most likely won’t happen. Osi hates a lot of the Eagles players, and has admitted so to the media.

  25. They ought to trade Osi to the Eagles for Assante Samuel.
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    Old Osi and 3 first round draft picks, then it’s a deal.

  26. gcsuk says: Aug 6, 2011 10:13 PM

    Leave it to the Philly fans to come on here with nothing but class, laughing that a player is hurt. I remember nothing but best wishes from Giants fans for Mike Patterson when the news came out that he was hurt. Granted the two situations are COMPLETELY different, but I would expect nothing less from the trash that is the bulk of the Eagle fans.
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    Way to jump to conclusions. I saw pretty much as many Eagles fans saying it sucks as I did that were happy it happened. As for myself, I’m an Eagles fan and I’ve never wished that anyone would be injured, nor have I ever celebrated an injury. I want my Eagles to beat other teams straight up. If you had paid attention, some of those negative comments came from Steelers fans and at least one seems to be a vikings fan. So, thanks for calling all of us trash when many of us feel bad for the kid. Just curious, what does it say about someone when they insult an entire fanbase because of a few idiots?

  27. lmao you’re still bitter about the aso signing

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    Don’t be mad that Prime and Darrel Green could walk into Lehigh tomorrow and put Aso and Samuel out of their jobs. That’s the real Dream Team right there, give me those guys, every other defensive player can be average and I don’t need an offense.

  28. You hate to see that happen to a promising rookie right at the beginning of his career. I don’t think that’s too bad an injury though.

  29. what i think is this….tom.c will lose his job because of bad luck and short sighted decisions by the giants front office. he is a very very solid coach and does not deserve to go out that way.

  30. @gcsuk… Not all Eagles fans are alike in temperament and attitude. The same goes for fans of any team. And no fan can really police another. Prince’s injury sucks for him and the team. He’ll be back soon.

  31. he wasnt going to be a factor anyway….he’s a ROOKIE on the GIANTS….’nuff said. hopefully the kid doesnt get put on season ending IR.he wasnt going to play regardless….but he still needs the rookie reps in order to be ready for next year.

    this is why you get your contract signed and REPORT to camp. the kid knew he was behind and was probably doing more than he should have done….oh well.

  32. All the people with the negative comments… go pluck yourselves! First thing to remember, regardless of what team you follow, is that this is a player injury. There’s pain and suffering involved even before you think about the impact. Training cam and pre-season aren’t over just yet, so if you think it was a “good decision” to NOT draft Prince, you may be second thinking that if one of your first rounders gets hurt, eh?! Have some class and show a little respect for players in the NFL. NO team is guaranteed anything, regardless of their perceived strength (example, and 18-0 team can actually lose ONE game and mean EVERYTHING even if they are the more talented, stacked, dominating team) Do the math!

  33. ok to say the Giants won’t win a game or there season is done is foolish I mean look at our schedule we play the NFC west that’s 4 wins right there the the Redskins twice right there 6 wins the the bills and dolphins so at worst the Giants would finish 8-8 but I’m confident that with the returning core players and that fact it is one rookie who will be back soon enough the giants could easily finish 10-6 or better

  34. Depending on where the brake is in the 5th Metatarsal, he could be running in 6-8 weeks. If it’s a Jones fracture of the fifth, more like 4 months.

  35. cantonbound13 says: Aug 6, 2011 9:30 PM

    Thanks to the lockout, this year will be full of injuries.
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    Cuz with more practice time, he could have trained his bones to be stronger?

  36. steelerhypocrite says: Aug 6, 2011 9:45 PM

    There’s a reason why so many team’s passed on him…oh, wait a minute, he fits right into New York – useless, isn’t working for his money, probably not that smart…

    Yeah, they would have drafted a rapist, a drunk driver, or some other kind of criminal, but the Squealers have a monopoly on all of them. Tough luck, right?

  37. Similar injury that WR Chaz Schillens Raiders suffered in August 2009. He’s back running full speed and looking confident again but it took him TWO full seasons to recover. The reason is he tried to come back too soon. Foot injuries can be tricky.

    http://www.fftoolbox.com/football/nfl_news.cfm?news_id=528

    http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/lowerfx/g/fifthmetatarsal.htm

    Giants should consider putting him on IR. Better to write off one season instead of first two.

  38. i am laughing so hard i can;t be sure i;m typing this on the right post. OSI WASN;T ASSANTE CALIBRE ON THE BEST DAY HE EVER STEPPED ON THE FIELD. the giants know what they have, thats why they are not paying him. the only good game he had(and the one he padded his stats on) was against a rookie lineman making his first start. we also all know that Assante Samuel is not a physical player and he hits harder than Osi, thats why LeSean McCoy has no problem calling this phony out.

  39. They ought to trade Osi to the Eagles for Assante Samuel.

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    never. Osi doesnt deserve to play for the Eagles.
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    no, osi just deserves to run circles around that bum winston justice and crush mcscabb 5 times in a game

  40. Shame, nothing worse than losing a key player in camp. I’d be surprised if he’s back before the mid point of the season. Giants are in big trouble!

  41. “this is why you get your contract signed and REPORT to camp”

    Its the agents that hold up the contract signings, not the rookie players. Let’s face it, these are 21, 22 year old kids. They have no experience negotiating contracts. Hell, they’ve probably never even negotiated for a new car. They hire their agents because that’s what these guys do for a living (negotiate contracts). The players don’t have the balls to tell the agent to just get it done so they can report to camp. Once the rookie contract is done though, its more on the players than the agents when they’re holdouts from training camp. Its the players who demand the new contracts. The agents just willfully go along for the ride.

  42. I love how now ANY player that gets mentioned on here the eagles fans go “oh we should trade for him”, i don’t know Jerry Reese but i can tell you filthadelphia fans we won’t be sending you Osi anytime soon, as for Prince getting injured it sucks for sure, this on top of being the last rookie signed doesn’t make for a very productive rookie season at all

  43. o0omorriso0o says:
    Aug 6, 2011 11:05 PM
    Gcsuk – cmon u idiot. eagle fans said good luck and stuff quit trying to act as if only eagles fans talk smack. quit trying to stir things up. ur an idiot and a seizure is dif then broken foot. its alittle harder to talk trash when its something like that. best of luck to prince… as to the giants… wow good luck trying to top the eagles after ur horrible offseason…
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    Come on. I’M trying to stir things up? Read my post (if you can read). I said:
    “Granted the two situations are COMPLETELY different”
    Eagle fans make up the bulk of the idiot/troll posts on this story. I also used the word “bulk” when I said “I would expect nothing less from the trash that is the bulk of the Eagle fans.”
    Did I say “Every Eagle fan is trash and an idiot”? No. But it really does take an idiot and a piece of trash to say :

    Looks like you guys are doing a great job this year can’t wait to play you!!!!!!!! (eaglefan290)

    “ROFLMAO!!!! This guy holds out then breaks his foot…glad we didn’t take him.” (phillyhawk)

    “Sweet (birdbrains)

    “Princess prolly broke her foot walking around in the new high heels she bought with her rookie signing bonus.” (philahitman)

    I NEVER said that every Eagle fan is “trash”. I have a lot of respect for many of the fans who can come on here objectively and discuss football (like zeusssuperman). But I’m really getting sick of the other trolls like mad5555 who come on here and celebrate an opposing players injury.

    And yes, every team has a-hole fans. Even the Giants.

  44. Sucks for the Giants and Giants fans who were claiming he would end up being a shut down corner similiar to Asomugha. Hope the guy gets healthy no one likes to see injuries to young early draft picks. I dont want the Eagles to prove Amukamara isnt in the same league as Asomugha bc of injury I want them to be able to prove it on the field.

  45. treydeck says: Aug 7, 2011 7:58 AM

    never. Osi doesnt deserve to play for the Eagles.
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    no, osi just deserves to run circles around that bum winston justice and crush mcscabb 5 times in a game

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    Nice selective memory!

    Maybe Osi deserves to miss a tackle on LeSean McCoy, giving up a 60+ yard touchdown run to win the game – like he did on the first Eagles-Giants game in 2010?

    Maybe Osi should let Michael Vick scramble away from him to destroy the Giants playoff hopes in a whopping 4 minutes. Like the game that you’ll never forget as a Giants fan, because it was the most epic and thorough butt-whooping that has ever been laid on one team.

  46. giantspunk213: beleive me there is no eagle fan that want’s Osi U. THE DUDE CAN’T PLAY.

  47. ruckthefaiders says:

    “Imagine that, another injury prone cornholer. pampered too much in stinkcon?”

    Ya, I think terrible players highly sought after and about to have great careers are probably just “pampered” too much only because you seem to have a hate on for Nebraska. Tell you what. Say what you just said to Ndomukong Suh’s face, a Nebraska alum from a year ago, instead of from the basement of your parents house while waiting for the water to boil for your Kraft Dinner. Then we’ll see how pampered these athletes are. In fact, I’ll pay to see it. Please say yes…..idiot!!!

  48. okay you got me simpleton.. ouch… actually the only part that hurt was that I can’t even afford Kraft. way to rub it in,,,thank goodness moms get her welfare check next week. here sweety….yes yes yes!!

  49. @ruckthefaiders…..LOL…. Thx for the sweet reply…. At least some guys can get a joke and take one too…. Here’s to a good reply man!!!

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