After being carted off the field with an MCL injury during the first practice of Organized Team Activities (OTAs), the status of New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski was up in the air. And despite a successful surgery and no setbacks, his status still remains somewhat uncertain. However, Hynoski said on Tuesday that he is still aiming to return for the week one game against the Dallas Cowboys, but ultimately knows that decision will not be up to him.
“I’m going to do everything in my power to get back for the first game,” Hynoski said. “That’s my goal, that’s my intention, but ultimately that decision isn’t up to me. I want to just get back to playing football at the earliest possible date. Everything is going really well in rehab, making advances and strides every day. I’m just excited with my progress and I know that the trainers are happy with where I am, too.”
Hynoski has called his rehab "aggressive," but also admits that he's been careful not to "overstep his boundaries." In other words, he's pushing it to the brink in an effort to return as soon as possible, but not so much so that he risks re-injuring himself.
“With this rehab, it’s kind of a step-by-step process, in increments. I’m going to try to get back there at the earliest date. We’re being aggressive in my rehab and haven’t had any steps backward. We’re going forward the whole time, so I feel good about things.”
In the interim, the Giants have expressed interest in potential fullback replacements like Vonta Leach and, more recently, former Cowboy Lawrence Vickers. But Leach has since re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens, Vickers remains a free agent and the Giants have signed Ryan D'Imperio.
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