New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara is anxious to return to the football field, and thought he was ready on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the team thought otherwise and he was listed as inactive. Now, a few days of additional rest later, Amukamara once again has his mind set on playing; this time on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
“I hope this is the week,” Amukamara said on Tuesday. “I feel better than I did last week, so I know that I’m progressing. I did a lot today, so it was a good workout. All the signs are good to me.”
Hopeful the second-year cornerback would be back this week only a few short days ago, head coach Tom Coughlin has once again tempered his expectations. Although Amukamara participated in Tuesday's practice on a limited basis, the amount of pain he's still experiencing has turned hope into skepticism.
“We’ll see [if he can play against Carolina],” said Coughlin. “I’m not ready to say that yet.”
It looks like Prince, who suffered a high ankle sprain in week three of the preseason, will once again be a game-time decision come Thursday.
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