August 19, 2008 New York Giants Injury Update: Injured in the Monday night game against the Browns were CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring), WR Brandon London (shoulder), QB Anthony Wright (back), and HB Kay-Jay Harris (ankle/foot).
After the game, Thomas was asked about his injury. “Nothing bad, they just took me out for precautionary reasons,” said Thomas.
“Terrell Thomas has a hamstring strain and it will be a day-by-day kind of thing,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.
London apparently suffered a sprain to the AC joint in his left shoulder. “It happened during the Lions game but I re-injured it during one of the kickoffs, I ran into the wedge and I fell and the guy fell on top of me,” said London. “I told the trainers I’m going to try to go back out there, and on the very next kickoff I tried to lock out on it and it just gave out. I told them I wanted to shut it down and we went and took the x-rays and the x-rays were negative. The doctor looked at it, we’re gonna get an MRI (on Tuesday), but they said it’s mainly just a mild sprain in the AC joint. It kind of nags you. I’m just going to take care of it. My body heals fast, it heals quick. I’m just going to get the treatment on it, get ready to come back out here. Hopefully I get another opportunity like I had today to get some good reps in there with the ones and make plays.”
“Brandon London had a shoulder that was bothering him going in and he got hit on that shoulder,” said Coughlin. “He is very sore today (Tuesday). I don’t know what his status will be, if there was practice today (on Tuesday) he would not be able to practice today…Brandon had a sore shoulder going in, got hit on that shoulder, was sore after the game, and we are hoping that he is able to respond right away, but as of now, if he didn’t work (on Wednesday), it wouldn’t be a surprise.”
1050ESPN reported after that game that Wright suffered a pinched nerve in his back and is day-to-day, although it is expected he’ll return to practice this week. “Wright seemed to have a back strain and hopefully that is all it is,” said Coughlin. “We should know more about that.”
“Kay-Jay Harris has some injuries and he will be a guy that we will have to decide on how we are going to handle that, but it is a serious injury,” said Coughlin. “I do know it is a combination of ankle and mid-foot.”
As for some of the injured players who did not play against the Browns, Coughlin said, “We are supposed to get some guys back to practice on Wednesday and we are saying right now that (WR Steve) Smith, (WR Mario) Manningham, and (WR) Amani (Toomer) will come back. Amani feels good and I am hoping that he can go and get right back in here and not have to be too concerned with what he does and doesn’t do. We are going to have to spoon feed Manningham and Smith back in and I am hoping that doesn’t take more than just a day to do that.”
“(PK Lawrence Tynes) was supposed to be under a ten-day observation period, and I think that takes us probably to mid-week,” said Coughlin.
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Quotes: S Kenny Phillips on not playing much against the Browns. “I don’t know. If you find out (why), let me know.”
DE/DT Justin Tuck on his sack rivalry with DE Osi Umenyiora: “Osi got a sack (against the Browns) and I was very upset out there. That’s the way it is. When he gets a sack I’m upset and when I get a sack he’s upset, and I think that helps us. We definitely fuel the flame. If any of us get sacks, I guess you can call us haters. It’s not like we’re hating on each other; it’s more like you got one, now I have to get one or else I’m going to have to deal with you all week in the film room saying I got one and you didn’t. So I think that really helps us and we thrive off stuff like that.”