The New York Giants managed to prevent an embarrassing loss on Saturday night, rallying from 26-points down in the fourth quarter to take home a 27-26 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. However, the preseason victory came at a cost as Big Blue lost several players in the process, including cornerback Prince Amukamara, who exited the game with what the team called a "strained groin."
The injury was enough to keep Prince from returning to the game despite his efforts to return. He had "jogged" and even "cut" on the sidelines shortly after it occurred, but couldn't "open it up" in terms of speed, so the Giants sat him for the remainder. After the game, Amukamara gave the pain a '6' on the scale of 1-10, but also said that after it had calmed down, he would give it a '4.'
Although Amukamara feels the injury isn't serious, he will likely head for an MRI on Sunday and could miss the remainder of the preseason.
In addition to Amukamara, defensive tackle Markus Kuhn suffered an elbow injury and was promptly sent for x-rays. He told Coughlin after the game that his elbow was "fine." The same can be said for offensive lineman Charles Brown who suffered a shoulder injury, but also had his x-rays come back negative. However, he may be headed for some additional tests on Sunday.
“Prince has a groin strain. Who else? Brown had a shoulder. Cooper Taylor, I believe it’s a toe or something of that nature and Kuhn said after the game his elbow is fine," Coughlin said after the game.
The injury to safety Cooper Taylor, who had to be carted into the locker-room, appears to be the most serious. He was seen in a walking boot and on crutches after the game and early reports suggest the Giants are not at all optimistic about his ability to return. He, too, will have additional tests on Sunday.
Finally, safety Quintin Demps and quarterback Ryan Nassib suffered leg and back injuries respectively, but both players either returned to or remained in the game. Neither injury is expected to be serious.
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