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Wednesday injury report

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David Baas, Justin Tuck and Brandon Jacobs won't practice, Osi Umenyiora and Rocky Bernard will and Michael Boley might. And Prince Amukamara is not expected to return to the field until after the Giants' Oct. 23 bye.

Those were some of the players and subjects Tom Coughlin covered at his news conference this morning.

 , who played center the entire second half of the Giants' victory Sunday at Arizona, will again step in for Baas.  

Tuck has neck and groin injuries which kept him out of the Cardinals game. Regarding Boley and Jacobs, Coughlin said, "Their knees are a little bit swollen. Boley may try to go today. Both are scheduled to go to tomorrow."

Umenyiora (knee) and Bernard (ribs) are on the early injury report, but Coughlin said they will practice.

Midway through his news conference, Coughlin was asked about Amukamara, the first-round draft choice who broke his foot on Aug. 6 and subsequently underwent surgery. "Ask me again after the bye," Coughlin said. Instead, he was asked again about five minutes later.

"Prince is not ready to go," Coughlin said. "He's not going to be for a while. We're not going to mess around here. Until he's ready to go…I really don't ask about him every day, as you can probably tell. I don't know much about that, because to me, it's off somewhere in the distance. While I watch him and I see what you see, and I see his reaction to the work - it's very slow, as you would imagine, but it's gradual. And we're making progress."

Coughlin said Amukamara has suffered no setbacks. "I never expected it (his return) any earlier, to be honest," Coughlin said.

*The Giants terminated the contract of cornerback Brian Williams, who was signed on Aug. 24 and played in the team's first four games. His place in the secondary will be taken by four-year veteran Justin Tryon, who was signed yesterday.


 

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