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Amukamara: No pain

Prince Amukamara watches practice from the sidelines during

Prince Amukamara watches practice from the sidelines during NY Giants practice at the Timex Performance Center. (Aug. 5, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Joe Epstein

Prince Amukamara said he felt good working with the team for the first time since breaking a bone in his foot in early August, and he even felt some “burst” for the first time.

“It still gets sore after it’s done and I guess that’s natural,” said the first-round pick who signed late, participated in one and a half training camp practices, and has been sidelined since. “I’m happy I’m progressing.”

So what did Amukamara do?

“I did a little bit of special teams in the beginning,” he said. “I was just doing stuff until I felt my (foot) or until the trainers stopped me. Then they took me outside and I did stuff with them. It felt good. When I took off on the side I had a little burst, I didn’t feel my foot there at all. The only time I really feel my foot is when I’m done doing everything and that’s just sore, it’s not really pain.”

Amukamara said he’s still on the timeline that Tom Coughlin set for him last week. “I’ll be with the team after the bye,” he said.

As for getting up to speed on the football issues, Amukamara said that may take a little longer.

“That’s going to take a lot of repetition,” he said. He’s been doing drills after practices with Peter Giunta but “nothing is close to me being in a live play when things are going 100 mph. I think I’ll have to actually be in that situation (to get used to it).”

Maybe soon enough he will be.


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