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New York Giants’ Prince Amukamara May Miss Sunday’s Game After Suffering Setback

December 28th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
By Dan Benton

Although he saw less than a handful of snaps in a 33-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, that was all it took for New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara to re-injure his hamstring. Now, thanks to that setback, it's unlikely that Prince will play in the regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend.

'Commissioner Goodell with Prince Amukamara ' photo (c) 2011, Marianne O'Leary - license:

"It feels good. There is not a problem of strength, it is not like my hamstring is weak," Amukamara said. "It is just the motion and I can't really extend it. When I run, I like to extend my legs out."

When asked if he'd be able to play on Sunday, Amukamara was honest with his reply: "I'm not sure."

In the event that Amukamara is unable to go, rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley will get the start across from Corey Webster.

With a wide range of injuries threatening the statuses of other key players like center David Baas, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, defensive tackle Chris Canty and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, the Giants are in no position to lose even more starters. Whether the odds are long or not, they still have a chance at the playoffs and need all hands on deck.

Unfortunately, the inactive list may be a who's who of Big Blue superstars.


Tags: Corey Webster, Football, Jayron Hosley, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Prince Amukamara

15 Responses to “New York Giants’ Prince Amukamara May Miss Sunday’s Game After Suffering Setback”

  1.  turkish says:

    Fewell going out like a punk. Awful coach and horrendous at breaking down film. Now he decides to not take the blame for the defense. What a jerk.

    Thoughts on going after Jim Leavitt or Jim Tomsula from the 49ers?

    •  demo3356 says:

      Yeah…Fewell will be back in 2013..

      •  demo3356 says:

        The team just won a SB in this System..

        •  Levito says:

          With relatively the same roster on defense.

          Sure, the players have been worse. Tuck, Canty, Webster, Osi, JPP all having worse years than last year. But that doesn’t absolve Fewell from the disaster that this defense has become. He never changes his defense to fit his players, he just expects the players to play whatever defense he wants to put on the field. He’s responsible for not realizing that Webster isn’t playing well and can’t be left alone with the #1 WRs of the league. He’s responsible for the lack of gap control by the front 4. He’s responsible for that stupid game plan against Baltimore, and his inability to realize early on that it wasn’t working.

          And people seriously think this guy’s a HC candidate? No, he’s a Rooney rule rag-doll. What HC blames the players and doesn’t take responsibility for the product they put on the field?

          •  demo3356 says:

            not defending him.. I’m still scratching my head over the 4-4 debacle.. Just pointing out to the hopelessly clueless that he isn’t getting fired. The whole gap control thing is horse crap though.. Not Fewells fault that his DT’s are getting no push or that his ends (especially Osi and JPP) give up contain way too much to bite on play fakes or sell out for sacks.

            •  Levito says:

              It’s partially his fault. JPP is young and can be coached up. If he’s selling out for sacks, it’s ultimately on Fewell for that. Same with the DTs. Joseph is also young, and bigger than most O linemen. He should be able to get these guys playing properly.

              And I’m not sure that Fewell doesn’t get canned. I have a feeling he won’t, but at the same time, the Giants are about to miss the playoffs for the 3rd time in 4 years. Some changes are going to have to be made. It’s not likely Gilbride (top 10 offense almost every year, and never in the bottom half), and Fewell’s led a bottom 5 defense for 2 straight years. If they’re going to make any coaching changes, he’s the most likely candidate.

              But as I said yesterday, the Giants rarely do anything drastic. Firing Sheridan was the most drastic move they’ve made in a long time on defense, and personnel-wise, this team will look very similar next year, maybe with the addition of one high-priced FA.

  2.  G-MenFan says:

    Awesome new theme song for the 2012 Giants:

  3.  rlhjr says:


    I hear you G-MenFan. JR has to toat some of the blame load.

    Anyone with half an intact visual cortex can make out that the Giants totally lack talent at linebacker. They’ve also lost the dominant edge at defensive end and defensive tackle. They are lacking a cover type corner. The latter two issues have been that way for a number of years. But all of those sins were covered by the talent on the defensive line and the last line of defense play of Role and Phillips. But the D-line was the heart and soul of things.

    Once that talent deteriorated, the rest of the deficiencies we promptly exposed. I also note that I’ve observed many a time that Fewell was hiding his lack of defensive scheme and adjustment prowess behind the marvelous talent that once populated that defensive line. HOW DO YA LIKE ME NOW?

    It’s time for an overhaul, and now that the true character of Fewell has been revealed, I have to raise the “BS” flag. Leaders do not throw their charge under the bus. They are accountable for failure and they fight to fix the problems. NOT THIS GUY. Tuck and Osi have at time stunk to hi heaven.
    That is the responsibility of one Perry Fewell to take the hit for that. Not to blame his players.

    Maybe we as fans can and do (I know I do) go a step further pointing out the talent issues and failure to perform. In fact, public opinion would speak for a coach in the case of the Giants this year.

    It is very plain to see they lack talent and have sustained injury on both sides of the ball.

    But a coach’s first loyalty is to his players. This guy is a piece of crap. I pray a team wants Perry Fewell enough to take him away from the New York football Giants….please. I can no longer stomach him.

    He’s a cancer, and not in keeping with the Giants tradition of class and character.

  4.  demo3356 says:

    I cant believe how often, how many players on this team are hurt.. It is mind boggling. They really need to look into why this is an annual epidemic going back 10 years or so. Just this year we’ve had
    Canty- Knee
    JPP- Back
    Tuck- shoulder
    Rivers- everything including vagina
    Williams- Knee
    Webster- Hand
    Rolle- Knee
    Phillips- Knee
    Prince- Hammy
    Hosley- Hammy
    Boley- Hammy (early in year)
    Blackburn- cant remember what he missed game for think it was ankle
    Coe- Hammy
    TT- Knee
    Kuhn- Knee
    Locklear- Knee
    Diehl- Knee
    Bass- Nagging stuff all year
    Beatyy- missed 2 games earlier in season
    Snee- ankle
    Bradshaw- neck, head and knee
    Scott- Knee
    Brown- Broken Leg
    Bennett- Knee
    Beckum- Knee
    Nicks- Knee -foot
    Hixon- head knee ankle
    It is easier to mention those who haven’t gotten hurt (Eli, Wilson, Cruz, Boothe, Osi, Kiwi and Stevie Brown). This is by no way an excuse as the team has the depth, they just played like crap, it is just to point out how many injuries this team deals with every year.

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