Prince Amukamara Injury: Updates on Giants CB's Groin and Return

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2014

New York Giants' Prince Amukamara during a NFL football camp in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Updates from Friday, Aug. 29

Paul Schwartz of the New York Post has the latest on Amukamara's groin:

Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger has more:


Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 19

Art Stapleton of The Record reported on Prince Amukamara's status at Giants practice:


Updates from Monday, Aug. 18 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." 

Original Text

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:

Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger had more after the game:

Newsday's Tom Rock had more on the potential severity of the injury:

Art Stapleton of The Record has more from Amukamara on the severity:

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.