New York Giants‘ cornerback, Prince Amukamara, has not had an easy start to his NFL career. Last season he broke his left foot in training camp and didn’t get on the field until November. This offseason, and training camp, it has looked like Amukamara was finally healthy and a looked ready to contribute on the field. Originally, it appeared like Amukamara would be the Giants third cornerback with Terrell Thomas and Corey Webster manning the top two slots. However, Terrell Thomas re-injured his ACL that saw him miss all of last season and forced Amukamara into a more prominent role.
Tonight, the Giants received a scare as Amukamara left early after making a tackle on Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall on an 8-yard grab. Nothing looked out of the ordinary on replays and it didn’t appear as if Amukamara was even injured until he tried to get up, favoring his right leg.
After being carted off the field, Amukamara was taken for x-rays which came back negative. Right now, it is not known what is wrong with his right foot or leg but as of halftime, Amukamara’s return was questionable.
Losing Amukamara obviously hurts a Giants’ secondary that is already short Thomas and rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley who is nursing turf toe, otherwise known as strained or sprained ligaments that connect the big toe to the foot.
Right now it doesn’t seem like anything serious is wrong with Amukamara’s leg but I doubt he will return. The Giants will need all hands on deck as they get ready next week to wrap up their preseason schedule and then kick-off the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 5th.