The New York Giants received much-needed good news on Friday morning after fullback Henry Hynoski (knee) passed his physical and was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. That good news continued into the early afternoon as head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters that both defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and defensive tackle Markus Kuhn are "getting close" to coming off of the PUP list as well.
Although the news on JPP was somewhat expected, it's a surprise to hear that Kuhn is so close to returning. His rookie season was cut short after suffering a torn ACL in early November — an injury that usually takes 12+ months to return from. He's now nearing the 10 month mark, so it's safe to say he's ahead of schedule.
What he's returning to however, remains to be seen. On the surface, it would appear the Giants are deep at the DT position with an already fierce battle being waged for the open spots. Kuhn, having missed all offseason activities, training camp and what will be the first three preseason games, has a long way to go to catch up.
Meanwhile, for JPP, a return prior to the regular season shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Even if he's unable to play in week one, there was never any realistic chance (save a setback) that the Giants were going to leave him on PUP and have him miss the first six weeks of the regular season.
Previously, JPP had said he'd return to the field only when he deemed it the right time.
“At the end of the day, you know that the coaches, general manager and the head coach want you out there to help the team out. But it’s on me, like I said,” said Pierre-Paul. “I’m focused on coming back 100% (rather) than being like 85%. You know what I’m saying I know I’m going to be a big factor on the defense, so I’d rather come back 100% and that’s it.”
General Manager Jerry Reese has remained adamant that JPP would be ready by week one.
- Be sure to like Giants 101 on Facebook, follow Giants 101 on Twitter & +1Giants 101 on Google+
- Be sure to “like” Sports Media 101 on Facebook and to follow Sports Media 101 on Twitter
- Subscribe to Sports Media 101 using Google Currents
You can meet Doc Gooden! Sports Fan Promotions is providing fans with an opportunity to meet legendary New York Yankees and New York Mets pitcher Doc Gooden on Thursday, August 22 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The event is being held at Locker Room Sports, 76 Main St. in Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Autographs are just $25 for any item, with inscriptions for $10!
You're not an average fan, so why wear an average shirt to represent your team? LogoWear brings some originality to the game and will help you be the star of your team's following - not the third guy in off the bench. Your team isn't just another team. Don't be caught wearing just another shirt. Make a statement with LogoWear!
Your man cave is your home field advantage for every game. When the game is on the line, you should be able to look around and be reminded of the great moments you've watched unfold in that very room! MJR Sports Integrityoffers a wide range or team and player-specific memorabilia that can do just that and take your game day room to the next level. Find your inspiration at MJR Sports Integrity and will your team to victory!
Fantasy sports should be fun, but you still need to satisfy your competitive drive. Whether you're tired of being locked into the same team for the entire season, need some extra action or you're a casual fan looking to test the waters, FightClub can supply your fantasy fix. Matchup with other fans or maybe even the Sports Media 101 experts for a chance to make some extra money. Can you handle FightClub?Tags: Football, Henry Hynoski, Jason Pierre-Paul, Markus Kuhn, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Tom Coughlin
No related posts.
Short URL: http://sport-ne.ws/zhx