Kenny Phillips is running, cutting, but not practicing

NFL_phillips.jpgLast September, Giants safety Kenny Phillips abruptly disappeared for the balance of the season due to a knee injury.  Whispers emerged that he may never play again.

The offseason acquisition of Antrel Rolle, heralded by some to be an effort to pair the two former University of Miami standouts, was regarded by others as an insurance policy against Phillips’ ultimate inability to return.

Through it all, Phillips has remained confident.  And while he’s not yet practicing, Phillips is running and cutting at Giants’ Organized Team Activities.

Just being safe right now,” Phillips said, per Ohm Youngmisuk of  “Not trying to push it, not
trying to rush it.  [I can] run, I can do other things, a little bit of
cutting.  Just taking it real slow right now.”

Coach Tom Coughlin seems to be pleased, but cautious.  “All I know is what they tell me,” Coughlin said, according to Youngmisuk.  “He is
making progress.  I just know that he is running.  He is happy, he is
getting better.  There is no swelling.  So those things are good.”

Phillips will remain out of action until training camp.  For now, however, it all looks to be moving in the right direction.

“I’ve gotten good reports, I feel great, no pain, no swelling,” Phillips said.  “Just basically being safe.  We have no reason to rush it.  Just taking
our time.”

Time, in the end, will tell whether the 2008 first-rounder can return.

7 responses to “Kenny Phillips is running, cutting, but not practicing

  1. This is too bad. A hard working player who will end with an abbreviated career because of injury. Why can injuries happen to dopey players like Jones, Stallworth or maybe B Jacob for being one of dumbest players to play for the Giants since Tiki Barber.

  2. hopefully he can return.
    i want him to be able to look down at dez bryant on the ground and be able to say… “welcome to the nfl bitch!”

  3. Glad to read kenny is doing so much better. If he can really get to where he was before he got hurt the G-Man will have a real tandem with Rolle on the other side.
    Thank the football gods he didn’t tear a hammy. That would have been far worst. Unless, of course, you have your ankle run over by a golf cart.

  4. Hate the G-Hens with a passion, and i know injuries are a part of every sport, but you hate to see a talented kid have a short career because of an injury. Hopefully he gets back on the field.

  5. I hope he makes it back as well. He made strides just from the mental aspect and showed he was a playmaker just from the first Dallas game where they opened up “Jerry-World” on national TV buy beating the Cowboys. All the best K.P.!

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