The Giants announced on Friday that Prince Amukamara will be out against the Patriots this Sunday. He was limited in practice throughout this week and has been wearing a shoulder harness that is meant to stop him from further aggravating his torn pectoral and will need to sport the harness during the game if he does play.
The cornerback will not have missed the Giants’ last five games after suffering the tear in the Giants’ week 5 win over the 49ers and was initially slated to be back in two to four weeks. Given that the Giants enter their bye week after playing the Pats, they were not willing to force Amukamara back into action. Instead, the team will allow him two weeks of much-needed convalescence and have him return in Week 12’s matchup against Washington. They have the toughest schedule out of all the NFC East teams and will want as much of their full squad back for the final stretch.
Amukamara has had a solid-if-unspectacular season thus far, registering 1 forced fumble, 1 INT, and 32 combined tackles. With Amukamara out, Jayron Hosley will be asked to continue starting alongside Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Hosley has emerged as the Giants’ first choice backup for injured CBs, replacing DRC earlier in the season against Atlanta and Washington. He recorded one interception in the game against Philly which, incidentally, was the first game Amukamara was out for.