Prince Amukamara DB NYG 2 months ago

New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to a groin strain, according to ESPN. Amukamara has missed the last week of practice with the injury but could return to action next week.

Prince Amukamara DB NYG 3 months ago

Amukamara appears past the torn biceps that ended his 2014 season, the Giants' official site reports.

Per the report, Amukamara has displayed no lingering effects from the torn biceps that cost him the second half of the 2014 campaign. Assuming no injury setbacks, Amukamara -- who recorded 46 tackles and three interceptions in eight 2014 games -- is in line to start at right cornerback for the Giants this coming season.

Prince Amukamara DB NYG 11 months ago

Amukamara (biceps) will miss the rest of the year, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

A tough blow to Amukamara and the Giants as he was having a Pro Bowl-level season, and the Giants are paper thin in the secondary now with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie playing through injuries and Walter Thurmond already out for the season.

Prince Amukamara DB NYG 11 months ago

Amukamara has been diagnosed with a torn biceps, after leaving Monday's game against the Colts in the first half.

A torn biceps is often a season-ending injury, even when suffered earlier in the year. With just eight weeks remaining, the Giants will likely place Amukamara on injured reserve, leaving Zack Bowman as the probable starter across from a banged-up Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (hamstring/back). A once-deep cornerback group has now lost three players to severe injuries, which leaves Jayron Hosley as the likely nickelback, with Chandler Fenner also a candidate to get snaps in the slot. Bowman, who has started just 25-of-81 career games, is the preferred IDP option of the bunch. He'll likely be tested quite often by opposing quarterbacks, and he flashed strong ball skills during his six-year tenure with the Bears from 2008 to 2013.

Prince Amukamara DB NYG 11 months ago

Amukamara left Monday's game with a biceps injury and will not return, Mike Sando of reports.

The Giants have already been hit by quite a few injuries at cornerback this season, with Walter Thurmond (chest) and Trumaine McBride (thumb) notably on injured reserve, while Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back/hamstring) returned in a limited role for Monday's game. Amukamara's absence will likely lead to added playing time for Jayron Hosley and Zack Bowman, with Chandler Fenner also a candidate to get some snaps. Amukamara's injury history is rather lengthy, but the past issues mostly related to his lower body.

Prince Amukamara DB NYG 1 year ago

Amukamara had eight tackles and two passes defensed Monday night.

He had the unenviable task of checking Calvin Johnson, so he saw more than his usual workload.

Prince Amukamara DB NYG 1 year ago

Amukamara (groin), who was previously expected to undergo an MRI on Monday, will not need such testing now that he's feeling better, reports.

Amukamara pulled out of Saturday's preseason game after tweaking his groin, but said afterward he could still jog and cut without problem. The cornerback just couldn't run full-speed, which is why he sat out the remainder of Saturday's exhibition contest. With the Amukamara's groin now feeling improved, the Giants' No. 1 cornerback will likely be eased back into practice this week, but it appears he avoided a more concerning setback.

Prince Amukamara DB NYG 1 year ago

Amukamara (groin) will undergo an MRI, according to Giants' coach Tom Coughlin, the New York Daily News reports.

Amukamara left Saturday's preseason game with a groin strain, but told reporters afterward that he didn't feel a pop and was able to both jog and cut while on the sidelines. That being said, Amukamara also revealed that he doubted his ability to go full-speed, so that's why he never returned to Saturday's game. For further clarification on Amukamara's ailment, he'll have an MRI performed on his sore groin. While coach Coughlin is reportedly concerned about his No. 1 cornerback's status, the MRI results should be most telling.

Prince Amukamara DB NYG 1 year ago

Amukamara exited Saturday's preseason game with a groin strain, reports.

Amukamara was ruled out for the game, leaving Walter Thurmond to play across from Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the base defense.

Prince Amukamara DB NYG 1 year ago

Prince Amukamara has yet to have long-term talks with the Giants.

Amukamara has emerged as an above-average player, but there should be little rush for the G-Men. Amukamara had trouble staying healthy before 2013, and is under team control for a modest total of $7.93 million over the next two seasons. Amukamara will be positioned for a big payday if he repeats his 2013 this season.