Updates from Friday, Aug. 29
Paul Schwartz of the New York Post has the latest on Amukamara's groin:
Prince Amukamara said he's been given full medical clearance. No more strained groin. Will practice Monday.— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) August 29, 2014
Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger has more:
Prince will play this week, he says. Giants treating him as a full participant. #nyg— Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) August 29, 2014
Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 19
Art Stapleton of The Record reported on Prince Amukamara's status at Giants practice:
Beckham now working on side w/ trainer. Others not participating: Prince, Grimble, Holliday, Brewer, Hillis, Brown #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 19, 2014
Updates from Monday, Aug. 18
BigBlueBlitz.com provided an update on Prince Amukamara's injured groin:
Prince Amukamara said that he will not have an MRI on his groin injury, which forced him out of Saturday’s game.
The cornerback said he feels better, but isn’t sure when he’ll be able to practice.
Amukamara later talked more about his injury with Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger:
"No, not at all," Amukamara said when asked if he was concerned. "The word I would use is 'optimistic.' I'm hopeful to play as soon as possible."
But after giving the injury two days to heal, he says the pain has gone down considerably. While we wouldn't be surprised to see the Giants hold him out against the Jets on Sunday, he should get some practice work in throughout the week.
"I definitely don't think this is one of those uh-oh moments," he said. "I'll be returning very soon."
The New York Giants can't avoid the injury bug. They were plagued by it last year, and it's starting already in the 2014 preseason, with cornerback Prince Amukamara straining his groin against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night.
According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the 25-year-old won't return to the game:
And the injury to add to the insults: CB Prince Amukamara has a strained groin and will not return.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) August 16, 2014
Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger had more after the game:
Prince said his groin was a strain. He's going to see how he feels tomorrow, sounds like an MRI is pretty likely, though. #nyg— Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) August 17, 2014
Newsday's Tom Rock had more on the potential severity of the injury:
Prince Amukamara said he could jog and cut on the sideline but could not "open it up." Could be a few weeks.— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 17, 2014
Art Stapleton of The Record has more from Amukamara on the severity:
Prince Amukamara said, on scale of 1-10, his groin injury when it happened was a 6. Described it post-game after it calmed down as a 4 #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 17, 2014
Amukamara started all 16 games for the Giants last year. Although he only recorded one interception, he was second in passes defended (14) in addition to forcing two fumbles.
New York lists him as one of the two starting cornerbacks on the team depth chart heading into the regular season.
The good news is that the injury happened now and not when the important games are underway. Amukamara has a few weeks to recover before the Giants kick off the 2014 season against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 8.
Unless the groin strain proves to be more severe, he should be on the field for the opener.