Giants injuries affect both sides of the ball

Robert Ayers of the Giants looks on during Robert Ayers of the Giants looks on during training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center on July 22, 2014 in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo Credit: Mike Stobe

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David Wilson remains the injured player about whom the Giants are most concerned, but he'll have company in the trainer's room this weekend. Several players missed snaps on Thursday, including starters on both the offensive and defensive line.

Starting defensive tackle Mike Patterson sat out with a shoulder injury, and starting left tackle Will Beatty walked off the field late in practice with an undisclosed injury. Beatty is coming back from a broken leg suffered in the regular-season finale last December.

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The most serious of the injuries to occur on Thursday may have been to rookie cornerback Bennett Jackson, who hurt his ankle while covering wide receiber Corey Washington on a deep route in a one-on-one drill. Washington came up limping, too, but Jackson was writhing on the ground after the two players tangled. He was taken for X-rays, and coach Tom Coughlin said the hope is that it is just a sprain.

Defensive end Robert Ayers Jr. also injured his ankle in an 11-on-11 drill and had to be helped off the field.

Other injured players of note included guard John Jerry, who sat out with a knee issue (he missed the spring practices for knee surgery), receiver Trindon Holliday and linebacker Spencer Paysinger. First-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. did not practice either.

None of the above-mentioned players are expected to participate in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Bills.

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The one good piece of injury news? Wide receiver Rueben Randle, who sat out Tuesday with a hamstring issue, was back on the field and caught a pair of touchdown passes from Eli Manning.

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