INJURY REPORT – ERECK FLOWERS AND DANIEL FELLS QUESTIONABLE…
WR Victor Cruz (calf), TE Jerome Cunningham (knee), LT Will Beatty (pectoral – on PUP), DE Robert Ayers (hamstring), and DT Markus Kuhn (knee) have all been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
Cruz had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection on Thursday to attempt to help the healing of his strained left calf. He will be re-evaluated on Monday. Head Coach Tom Coughlin said they are not considering putting Cruz on Injured Reserve at this point.
“Yeah, I got (the PRP) yesterday,” said Cruz. “I went over to the Hospital for Special Surgery and got that done. Hopefully it’s able to make me feel better, and hopefully advance the recovery process in any way, shape, or form.
“According to the MRI, (the setback) didn’t cause any further damage. It wasn’t as bad as the initial aggravation I suffered to the calf, so that’s a positive…When I went to burst and explode was when I felt it. The minute I felt it, I went over to the side and told the training staff how I felt. They immediately just shut me down…I’m going to make sure I take my time with this one this go around and see how that fairs for me this time around.”
When asked what the PRP would do, Cruz responded, “They said it’d be something that wouldn’t hurt. It wouldn’t hurt the muscle, it wouldn’t hurt anything, and if anything, it would make it feel better or it would be nothing.”
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) October 2, 2015
LT Ereck Flowers (ankle) and TE Daniel Fells (ankle) are “questionable” for the game.
RB Orleans Darkwa (knee), DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa (foot), and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (concussion) are “probable” for Sunday.
FORMER GIANTS CB WILLIE WILLIAMS PASSES AWAY…
Cornerback Willie Williams, who played for the New York Giants in 1965 and from 1967 until 1973, passed away this week at the age of 73. Williams played in 100 games for the Giants and intercepted 35 passes, tying him for fourth place all-time on the franchise’s career interception list. He led the NFL interceptions with 10 in 1968.
HEAD COACH TOM COUGHLIN…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with Tom Coughlin are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- Giants running game again seems stalled by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
- Are Shane Vereen and Geremy Davis realistic options at wide receiver against Buffalo Bills? by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The Giants will hold a 45-minute, full-speed practice on Saturday that is not open to the media. The team will then travel to Buffalo to play the Bills on Sunday afternoon.