His teammates wanted to see more confidence and swag, and that's exactly what cornerback Prince Amukamara gave the New York Giants on Sunday night. He and fellow cornerback, Corey Webster, did a tremendous job shutting down Dez Bryant going into the second quarter. Unfortunately, that's where things went south.
During and otherwise routine play, Amukamara and safety Ryan Mundy converged on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrence Williams following a nine-yard pass, and incidentally went he helmet-to-helmet. It was immediately obvious that Prince was hurt, as he slumped over and appeared disoriented. Trainers were quick to pull him off the field and take him to the locker-room where he promptly failed a concussion test. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game and would not return to the bench.
Although there's been no official word from the team, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports that the concussion appears serious enough to keep Amukamara out of the Giants' week two game against the Denver Broncos.
Ultimately, Amukamara will be put through all of the treatment and concussion protocol this week, but with the NFL's strict stance on head injuries, it would take a quick turnaround for him to be ready by Sunday.
In the event he's unable to play, the Giants would likely go with Aaron Ross in his place. And to fill out depth at the cornerback position, defensive end Adewale Ojomo would likely return to the practice squad, with defensive back Charles James being signed to the 53-man roster.
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