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Giants not sure how long Kenny Phillips will be out

John Kuhn, Kenny Phillips AP

Giants coach Tom Coughlin had the status of several injured players to update on Thursday and there wasn’t much good news for three of the team’s starters.

Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Coughlin said safety Kenny Phillips did suffer a setback in the Week 13 loss to the Redskins. That was Phillips’ second week back from a sprained MCL and he played a limited number of snaps in that game after being listed as doubtful on the team’s final injury report because of the knee. He missed last week’s win over the Saints and Coughlin now says the team has no timetable for his return.

Phillips didn’t practice and he was joined on the sideline by cornerback Prince Amukamara. Amukamara hurt his hamstring against the Saints and Coughlin didn’t offer any thoughts about his outlook for the week.┬áRunning back Ahmad Bradshaw missed practice for the second straight day after adding a sprained knee to the neck and foot injuries that have bothered him all season. Coughlin said Wednesday that he wouldn’t predict Bradshaw’s status. He didn’t waver from that Thursday, although the language he chose isn’t particularly optimistic.

“We’ll see. Whatever the medical people tell us we’ll live with,” Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul were back at practice after missing Wednesday’s section.

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7 Responses to “Giants not sure how long Kenny Phillips will be out”
  1. klink6224 says: Dec 13, 2012 3:00 PM

    With how great Stevie Brown has played all year does it really matter? And this is coming from an Eagles fan

  2. kappy32 says: Dec 13, 2012 3:15 PM

    This game against the Falcons is one of the biggest games of the year for both teams. It’s also huge for the playoff outlook. I don’t get how it’s not getting more attention.

  3. jbl429 says: Dec 13, 2012 3:22 PM

    klink6224 says:
    Dec 13, 2012 3:00 PM
    With how great Stevie Brown has played all year does it really matter? And this is coming from an Eagles fan

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    Yes, it does matter. Fewell loves the 3 safety set, and it’s a huge part of the defe.se

  4. mjzaky says: Dec 13, 2012 3:58 PM

    KP is the better all-around safety – less big plays against the Giants D with KP in there. That big play against the Giants in that Bengals game was a blown coverage by Stevie – same with those two bombs downfield to #13 for the Saints. Those plays don’t happen if KP is in there. But his two picks don’t either.

    I credit Fewell for knowing how to use them together, the guy is creative.

  5. wwttww says: Dec 13, 2012 4:20 PM

    Falcons will beat another Manning in Georgia but we will read all about the reasons NY lost and the Falcons barely won and are soft and fortunate….

  6. anthonyjnovelli says: Dec 13, 2012 4:42 PM

    Giants fan here, The way Stevie Brown has played this year its going to make for an interesting offseason. Even when phillips is back hes going to have competiton for his starting job.

  7. nygdriveforfive says: Dec 13, 2012 5:05 PM

    Kenny P is important to the D but right now im more concerned about Prince. He has been the Giants best corner all year. I dont trust hosley and dont want rolle to have to play corner.

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