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Wednesday's Injury Report


Osi Umenyiora, who missed the first three games of the season after undergoing knee surgery, will almost certainly miss time because of an ankle injury, beginning Sunday at home against the undefeated Green Bay Packers.

"I can say day-to-day all I want, but chances are he'll not make this one," Coach Tom Coughlin said this afternoon.

Umenyiora was hurt in the Giants' loss Monday night in New Orleans.

Rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich, who also hurt his ankle against the Saints, is wearing a protective boot. "We're going to wait and see what that looks like," Coughlin said.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) and linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring), who have missed four and two games, respectively, were to work with the trainers to gauge the progress of their recoveries.

"Boley and Bradshaw are getting worked out to see where they stand," said Coughlin, who later joked that the workouts are, "very secretive, and then they'll come and tell me."

Victor Cruz, the Giants' leading receiver, is listed on the injury report with a hip, but Coughlin said it's not serious. "It may slow him down for a day," Coughlin said.

Another receiver, Mario Manningham, did not play in New Orleans after testing his knee prior to the game.

"We're going to try to see what he can do," Coughlin said. "We'll reduce his reps. I think he wants to go. It's just a matter of he has swelling in the knee. We have to see if he can play with it and will it respond."

Also on the list are defensive end Justin Tuck (ankle) and defensive back Derrick Martin (hamstring).

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