Prince Amukamara shooting for Week Two

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Cornerback Prince Amukamara hasn’t been ruled out of the Giants’ season opener as a result of his high ankle sprain, but his chances of being in the lineup don’t sound so good.

Amukamara said Thursday that he’s feeling better and that he’s no longer wearing a protective boot on his right foot. He also said that he hasn’t been cleared to practice or run yet, which is problematic since the Giants play the Cowboys on Wednesday. Amukamara conceded that it he’s likely to miss the first game and then take the extra time to get ready to play in Week Two.

“I am thinking Week Two is more promising but I want Week One to be promising also,” Amukamara said, via Ohm Youngmisuk. “They haven’t told me yes, they haven’t told me no.”

Michael Coe started on Wednesday night for the Giants and played fairly well after Amukamara got hurt against the Bears. The Giants are also hoping to get third-round pick Jayron Hosley back from turf toe in time to play in the opening game whether or not Amukamara finds a quicker route back to the field.

9 responses to “Prince Amukamara shooting for Week Two

  1. Giants rarely bust on drafft picks (ron dayne in 2000), but he is shaping up to be one. Let him take 3 games off to become healthy before everyone writes him off. If he doesn’t step up, Giants need to move on.

  2. Upstanding, untattooed, well-spoken, charitable, 1st rounder (who doesn’t slap his momma) with top 8 grade is going nowhere. If you think an ankle sprain is going to get this guy traded, you have not a clue how the Super Bowl champs conduct business.

  3. ptc712 says:
    Aug 30, 2012 5:21 PM
    I don’t think “shooting” should ever be used in a headline involving a Giants player.

    I was thinking the same thing. Very poor choice of words.

  4. I really hope Hosley is on the field week 1, he’s got some serious ball hawking skills and end up being a steal, as far as Prince goes i’d rather he take his time coming back instead of rushing back for 1 game and then missing 4 or more.

  5. Amukamara isn’t going to be cut or traded. Giants stick with their high draft picks at least til their rookie deal is up, for example Aaron Ross, Ron Dayne, etc. Very rarely do the Giants give up on draft picks unless they are frequently injured or just suck to high heaven..

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