With a plethora of negative injury-related news dominating the headlines for the New York Giants, positive updates on safety Antrel Rolle (ankle) and defensive end Damontre Moore (shoulder) have gone almost entirely overlooked. But during a media conference call on Monday, head coach Tom Coughlin suggested that both players are on the mend, with Rolle possibly returning to practice as early as this week.
“Yes, he is [getting closer],” Coughlin said during a Monday conference call. “The projection is yes [he can practice soon], maybe a little bit later in the week, but the projection is hopefully that we will have an opportunity to get Antrel on the practice field this week.”
Meanwhile, Coughlin added that rookie defensive end Damontre Moore, who opened eyes across the league with his preseason week one performance, is "getting closer." However, the coach wouldn't commit to a return date.
“Well, he’s getting closer," Coughlin said. "According to the doctors, he’s not there yet, but he’s getting closer.”
Finally, for veteran captain and defensive end Justin Tuck (hamstring), things remain a bit up in the air.
"Justin Tuck has a mild hamstring and, again, who knows?" Coughlin said. "Come tomorrow morning, it may be that he can’t work at all and hopefully he’ll have an opportunity to do some things. That’s the word I have now."
Training camp practice gets underway at 3:25 PM EST on Tuesday afternoon (as opposed to the normal time of 1:30 PM EST). We'll see then whether or not Tuck suits up.
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