October 17, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Thursday were RB David Wilson (neck) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee). Wilson has already been ruled out of the game on Monday against the Minnesota Vikings. Thomas, as has been customary, is held out of one practice each week.
Practicing on a limited basis were RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), OC David Baas (neck), CB Corey Webster (groin), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), and S Cooper Taylor (shoulder).
RB Andre Brown (leg fracture) and DT Markus Kuhn (2012 knee surgery) also began practicing for the first time this season. Brown is currently on the Injured Reserve/Designated-for-Return List. Brown will not be allowed to play until the November 10 game against the Raiders. Kuhn has been on the Reserve/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List since the beginning of the season. Now that he has returned to practice, the Giants have 21 days to decide on whether to activate him, waive him, or place him on season-ending Injured Reserve.
“I did some individuals, cut, catch,” Brown said. “I even ran down there on special teams a little bit on kickoff. Just getting back into things. I’m going to take it day-by-day and if my number’s called, I’ll be ready to go. They held me back. I ran over to (Giants Senior Vice President of Medical Services) Ronnie (Barnes) and asked if I could do this and he was like, ‘No, junior.’ He calls everybody ‘junior.’ He was like ‘No, junior, individual, that’s all you have today.’ I’m definitely eager to get back out there and get with the fellas. I just can’t wait but they want me to relax a bit. We’ve got time. As long as I’m in shape and I’m continuing to show progress, I feel like it’s going to be beneficial at the end…It’s an eternity, but I really feel that way, that I’m going to be ready in Week 10.”
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- RB Peyton Hillis (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
Articles on the Giants Defensive Line:
- Tuck still believes in Giants’ sack attack by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com
- Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul is taking struggles to heart, says Justin Tuck by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger
- DT Markus Kuhn returns to practice by Dan Salomone of Giants.com
Article on the New York Giants and the 2014 NFL Draft: An early look at the Giants’ 2014 draft needs by Nick Klopsis of Newsday