New York Giants fans have yet to see their presumably best defensive player in cornerback Prince Amukamara play in a preseason game.
The Giants first round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft has been battling a groin injury all throughout training camp, and was not able to play in Big Blue’s first two preseason games.
Amukamara has been feeling better as of late. He has been able to practice this week, and feels he is ready to go for Saturday night’s preseason game against the cross-town rival New York Jets.
“I’m excited I get to play this week,” Amukamara happily stated to the media on Thursday afternoon. “I’ve been full-go, not limited in any reps. I’ve been able to do everything that I did before I got injured. I feel like I’m completely over.”
The injury bug has been a thorn in the Giants side all preseason long, so Big Blue will be very happy to have Amukamara back on the field for Saturday’s game against the Jets.
Big Blue have seen players going down with injuries left and right, so far during training camp, and have seen it mostly happen on the defensive side of the ball.
“Injuries have been huge the last couple of years here.” Prince said on the Big Blue injury bug issues. “We’re all just trying to figure it out and just trying to do different stuff to help prevent that.”
Recently, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said the team would now use this new GPS tracking device, that is said could help coaches track players performance during practice and then help tell them determine when to end practices to.
“It’s definitely new, but I don’t think any of the guys are complaining anytime that we can get rest,” Amukamara said on the GPS tracking method. “Coach [Coughlin] said he’ll just see how we respond and that’s just our energy and our enthusiasm at practice tomorrow.”
The Giants are just hoping that the slew of injuries they have to deal with are over and that they now continue to get better and better, for the regular season opener against the NFC East Division rival Dallas Cowboys.
With Prince back in the fold, the Giants are getting back on track to getting back to full strength, and giving their defense a great duo of corners in himself and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
A defense decimated by injuries so far, having two starting cornerbacks of that caliber, gives the Giants some hope on defense and the ability to stop opposing offenses passing attacks.
NY Giants Update: Giants announced Thursday that safety Nat Berhe, will undergo surgery on his calf muscle. Surgery is scheduled for Friday and will reportedly be placed on injured reserve to start the season.