Hillis though, is starting to feel better from the injuries and told reporters during practice on Friday that he's expecting to return to the team and practice for them on Monday.
“It’s getting better,” he told The Daily News. “Hopefully, I can recover and be out there by Monday.”
With Hillis out, Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams have shared the first-team carries on offense and thus far, they've been the best part of the running game. Michael Cox also saw an increase in playing time because of Hillis, but Cox still hasn't shown any signs of improvement since his rookie season, thus getting Hillis back into the lineup will be a boost to a running game that looks vastly improved from a year ago.
There was also some chatter amongst fans about re-signing Andre Brown after he was released by the Houston Texans during the week, but with Hillis likely coming back on Monday, there may be no need to bring Brown back to the Giants.
Hillis was brought onto the team before the Giants first win of the season last October against the Minnesota Vikings and rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns on 73 carries in seven games. Following the season, the Giants were that impressed with Hillis' game that they rewarded him with a two-year, $1.8 million deal in March.
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