Chris Canty will not get the chance to play against his old team Sunday night.
Although the Giants do not have to make any official classification on him until this afternoon's injury report is released, a league source said the defensive tackle will not be able to play against the Cowboys. Canty suffered a strained calf in practice Wednesday and did not practice Thursday.
Canty was spotted in the Giants' training complex walking gingerly with his right calf heavily wrapped. He missed most of training camp with a torn right hamstring but played in the opener against the Redskins.
Tom Coughlin said Canty is "day to day" with his injury. In four years with the Cowboys, Canty did not miss a game.
The source said the injury is "not a big deal" but that Canty could miss two or three weeks. "It's just a strain," the source said. "There's no tear, no operation. It will heal itself with rest."
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