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John Conner (concussion) unlikely to be sidelined long

Giants running back John Conner waits to take

Giants running back John Conner waits to take the field during training camp. Credit: Joe Epstein

Fullback John Conner came off the field late in Saturday's game after getting hit in the side of the head on a victory formation play and was diagnosed with a concussion. Tom Coughlin said Conner will go through the concussion protocol but doesn't think he will be on the sideline for too long.

"I thought his eyes were bright and smiling when I left the locker room, so I was a little bit surprised," Coughlin said of the diagnosis. "But then again, there will be precaution and safety first, so he will go through the protocol.

"Who knows? If he really is feeling as well as I thought he looked last night, maybe that can all be accomplished in time for us to be able to see where he would be at this week to practice and play. I don't know that anything is being ruled out just yet."

Other than that, the Giants seemed to come through their second preseason game relatively unscathed.

"We've got some nicks like you usually do,'' Coughlin said, "but there's nothing at this point in time that we need to discuss."

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