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JPP & Canty have groin injuries, Eli still sans helmet, and Ross gets a 2nd opinion

New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul cools off with

New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul cools off with some water during rookie mini-camp in East Rutherford, N.J. (April 30, 2010) Credit: AP

Here are some injury updates on players who, unlike Michael Greco, were not sent to the glue factory:

Jason Pierre-Paul did not participate in practice and he was limited on Monday. He has a groin injury that he suffered in the game on Saturday night. “We’ll just take it day by day,” Coughlin said, reserving judgment on the first-rounder’s availability Saturday against the Ravens.

Another player with a groin injury is Chris Canty, who tweaked his in today’s practice. He started out doing all of the drills but was mostly on the side for most of practice. He was, however, running from station to station between the drills. It might not be something to worry about, but after last year with Canty and the way his injuries compounded you never know.

Jay Alford had to limp off the field and had his surgically-repaired knee looked at. After a little while he was back on the field.

As for the two concussed players from Saturday, Coughlin said Sha’reff Rashad is a lot closer to getting a green light to return than D.J. Ware is. Coughlin said he’s not certain but he suspects – as we all do – that Ware’s history of concussions from last season is slowing his progress or at least making the Giants double-check everything before letting him loose.

Scarface was back on the field today without his helmet on, a sight that still seems very odd to me. Twenty one guys banging heads in full football pads as the Giants were today and there’s Eli Manning in the middle of the mayhem with a baseball cap on. He’s supposed to start wearing a helmet tomorrow, but even if he doesn’t Coughlin said he wouldn’t have a problem with Eli working the whole week under the cap.

And finally Aaron Ross, who went to see foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte for a second opinion. “I think they either put a boot or a cast on him so he’ll be a good few days anyway,” Coughlin said. Ross is no better but no worse, Coughlin said.

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