The hits just keep coming for this New York Giants secondary. Safety Kenny Phillips left last Sunday's game early with a knee injury. In the Monday press conference, head coach Tom Coughlin announced that Phillips' injury was in fact a sprained MCL and called his timetable "week to week," although he is expected to be out between 3-6 weeks.
The Giants' secondary has been plagued by injuries thus far this season. They were already without rookie Jayron Hosley for the last game, and starter Terrell Thomas is out for the year with his third ACL injury. Stevie Brown replaced Phillips on the field following his injury and made several plays; however, he also missed some plays that perhaps Phillips would have made if he had not been injured.
The silver lining in the timing of Phillips' injury is that safety Tyler Sash is expected to be back with the team after serving his four game suspension for violating the NFL's PED policy. Sash gives the Giants defense a healthy body at a time they desperately need one.
During Monday's press conference Coughlin also gave some bad news regarding Hakeem Nick's injury. It appears his knee has not shown any improvement despite sitting out Sunday night's game. His knee injury adds to the already lingering broken foot that he's been dealing with.
Stay tuned later this week for updates on Phillips' and Nicks' injuries. It is not like Coughlin to rush his players back from injury, so it is unlikely that either Phillips or Nicks will play in the next game against the Browns.
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