With only one full day of practice this week, the Giants were without three key players Tuesday.
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), right tackle David Diehl (knee) and wide receiver Domenik Hixon (concussion) were absent, making it doubtful they’ll be ready to go Thursday at the Panthers, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Diehl’s expected to miss a few more weeks with an MCL injury, and the short turnaround makes Hixon’s return a doubt. Asked to describe Bradshaw’s condition, and Giants coach Tom Coughlin said only “neck.”
Coughlin did say he expected wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to play this week, even though he was on the sidelines on an exercise bike Tuesday.
They did get cornerback Prince Amukamara (ankle) back to practice, which will help.
But without some key offensive parts, it’ll be tougher to get into a shootout with a Panthers team that showed last week it can score in a hurry.