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Kenny Phillips week-to-week with sprained MCL

New York Giants Kenny Phillips knocks down Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vincent Jackson breaking up pass in NFL game in East Rutherford Reuters

The Giants said they really missed having Kenny Phillips in the secondary on Sunday night.

They may have to get used to missing him. Coach Tom Coughlin said at his Monday press conference that Phillps suffered a sprained MCL. Coughlin called Phillips’ status week-to-week, which would put his status for Sunday’s home game against the Browns in serious doubt. Tackle David Diehl has missed the last two games with a sprained MCL of his own and the Giants can’t afford to rush Phillips now and then lose him for more time down the road.

It’s been a rough year for the Giants in terms of injuries to the secondary as all four starters and several backups have all been nicked up in addition to losing cornerback Terrell Thomas for the season before the preseason was in full swing. Stevie Brown filled in for the Giants on Sunday night and the team will be getting Tyler Sash back from suspension this week, good timing for a team that needs healthy bodies.

Coughlin also delivered some less than ideal news about wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Nicks has missed the last two games thanks to a knee injury he picked up in Week Two. The team was still concerned about his recovery from a broken bone in his foot at that point, but their concern has shifted. Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, that Nicks’ knee isn’t any better after missing the Eagles game, adding to the injury issues facing the 2-2 defending champs.

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12 Responses to “Kenny Phillips week-to-week with sprained MCL”
  1. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 1, 2012 5:01 PM

    oh well, they might as well just fold. I’m sure that is the message Tom Coughlin will deliver to the team…

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 1, 2012 5:07 PM

    Not needed at all. Kenny has been FLYING to the ball all season SMH.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 1, 2012 5:08 PM

    nflofficeadmin says: Oct 1, 2012 5:01 PM

    oh well, they might as well just fold. I’m sure that is the message Tom Coughlin will deliver to the team…
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    ha ha ha I know right?

  4. gcsuk says: Oct 1, 2012 5:14 PM

    Actually that’s better news than I was expecting after watching it last night. Looked like it was going to be much worse news. Stevie Brown played WAY better than expected, and looked very good on the blitz.

    Giants can’t afford to sleep on Cleveland, and Trent Richardson is no slouch. But I think Brandon Weeden can be had. Got to get as healthy as possible before San Fran.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 1, 2012 5:46 PM

    Well, when he reached for the back of his leg, I knew it was an MCL. I just didn’t want to hear 3-4 weeks (which is what it most likely will be). Had he been reaching for the front of the leg around the knee I would have been crushed. Stevie Brown is not bad, but Will Hill needs to get reps anyway. We weather this every year, and guys who ordinarily wouldn’t get snaps get meaningful snaps, and it makes us deeper at the end of the season — while everyone attributes it to “luck”. No fretting here.

  6. malleng says: Oct 1, 2012 7:22 PM

    This all sounds eerily familiar…

  7. mikealstott says: Oct 1, 2012 7:23 PM

    It’s always ironic when a “cheap shot artist” gets hurt…

  8. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 1, 2012 7:27 PM

    mikealstott says: Oct 1, 2012 7:23 PM

    It’s always ironic when a “cheap shot artist” gets hurt…
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    It’s always ironic that people who use malapropisms and don’t know what irony means, use it improperly.

    And Phillips is no cheap shot artist.

  9. somekat says: Oct 1, 2012 9:31 PM

    Shady cut him so bad, he strained him MCL!

    That’s a man who will never been able to talk trash with Shady on the field the rest of his life, lol

    Glad it wasn’t anything major

  10. bobonmycob says: Oct 1, 2012 9:36 PM

    Kenny Phillips almost got his ankles broke by McCoy. I see the Barry Sanders comparisons. McCoys juke ability injured Phillips. Now that’s the real discussion.

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 2, 2012 1:33 AM

    He shook him to death, but Barry? PLEASE. He’s like young Tomlinson, yes, but let’s not get carried away.

  12. njkid says: Oct 2, 2012 8:14 AM

    Get better Kenny, best wishes to you.

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