Giants rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley made a big play on Saturday night when he picked off Mark Sanchez and took the ball 77 yards for a touchdown.
He wound up in a walking boot at the end of the night because he “felt something” in his right foot. Coach Tom Coughlin addressed Hosley’s condition during his meeting with the press on Sunday and had a diagnosis even though neither the team nor Hosley is sure when he injured himself.
“They’re going to deal with this as a turf toe kind of issue,” Coughlin said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “It’s a toe issue. Hopefully nothing will turn up in terms of the tests.”
Turf toe is the kind of injury that can hang around for a long so you’d expect the Giants to proceed conservatively with Hosley for the next little while. He’s shown some spark as a punt returner when he can catch the ball and there’s going to be plenty of chances for him to play in the secondary if he’s healthy. Given the uncertainty surrounding Terrell Thomas, the Giants can ill afford to lose Hosley when it looks like he’ll be able to contribute in the defensive backfield.
The news on another injured Giants was a little bit better on Sunday. Coughlin said that running back Ahmad Bradshaw has a hand contusion, which doesn’t seem like anything that will keep him out of the offensive backfield in the near or long term.