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. Running 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.