EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Giants today welcomed back Aaron Ross to practice as they began preparations for their Sunday night game in Indianapolis against the Colts.
Ross missed the season-opening victory over Carolina with a plantar fascia injury suffered in an Aug. 21 preseason game vs. Pittsburgh. Ross and starting cornerbacks Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas face a huge challenge in defending against the Colts' high-power passing attack, which is led by Peyton Manning and receivers Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon and tight end Dallas Clark.
Tom Coughlin said today that tight end Kevin Boss, who sustained a concussion vs. the Panthers, will not play in Indianapolis.
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (ankle injury sustained vs. Carolina) and defensive end Osi Umenyiora (knee) will not practice today, though Couhglin said he hopes both will be on the field tomorrow. Linebacker/special teams standout Chase Blackburn will not practice and is day-to-day with a knee injury.
Tackle Will Beatty will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a broken bone in his foot. The Giants will then have a better idea how long the second-year pro will be sidelined. Shawn Andrews is the backup tackle in Beatty's absence.
Linebackers Gerris Wilkinson (groin) and Phillip Dillard (hamstring) are also on the preliminary injury report.