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Injury Report: Not practicing yesterday were HB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), WR Hakeem Nicks (foot), WR Domenik Hixon (concussion), OT David Diehl (knee), LB Keith Rivers (hamstring), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), CB Michael Coe (hamstring), and S Antrel Rolle (knee).
Head Coach Tom Coughlin made the following comments regarding the injured players:
- “There are still issues (with Bradshaw), yeah. If it was just pain, he’d be going.”
- “No, it’s not (with Rolle). He wasn’t supposed to go today. He was to be treated and then Wednesday would be his day.”
- “I hope we can see some progress (with Diehl) and maybe have him this week.”
- “I think (the rest) did (help Nicks). It certainly didn’t hurt him.”
- “(Hixon has) been cleared and hopefully he’ll be able to go Wednesday.”
- “(Hosley and Coe) did not work. They’re a little bit better, but a little bit compared to what, so we’ll see.”
According to various press reports, Bradshaw learned later in the day that he has been cleared to resume practice.
Nicks, who missed the game against the Panthers, talked about his injury. “We had to be smart,” said Nicks. “It’s still early in the season. It was just too quick of a turnaround. Coaches and the team trainers and the doctor decided go ahead and sit this one out, so that’s what I had to do…I don’t think it was a setback. I think it was more of a cautious situation where it was just too quick of a turnaround on the foot, all that pounding on the foot that I did that last game…I definitely anticipate playing (against the Eagles on Sunday).”
CB Corey Webster (broken hand) practiced with a cast. “(It’s) obviously very cumbersome in practice,” Coughlin said. “That’s because they are overboard with the safety issue as far as practice goes. I’m expecting that it won’t be quite that way at game time. The cast will be smaller. He’s going to be able to run and do all of those things, but it’s going to be very cumbersome for him in practice because of the size of the cast he’s got.”
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- WR Hakeem Nicks (Video)
- WR Domenik Hixon (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- CB Jayron Hosley (Video)
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