Kenny Phillips was back at practice today, just over a week after spraining his left MCL. That’s a pretty good turnaround for such an injury, and it even surprised Phillips himself.
“But it feels pretty good,” he said. “A lot of rehab. A lot of praying.”
Phillips said if it was up to him he could have played Sunday against the Cowboys, but the team kept him home to rest for another week. He hadn’t practiced at all in the week leading up to the game in Dallas. He was limited today and seems on track to return against the Redskins.
“Practice went pretty good today,” he said. “No pain or anything. Ready to go.”
Another Giants defender who missed some time was linebacker Michael Boley. He had played every snap of the season up to the point when he pulled his hamstring against the 49ers, and then he missed two games. He was limited against the Packers, and appeared to be even more limited against the Cowboys.
Boley said that was because he did not practice early last week so he was brought along slowly in the gameplan. Today he practiced fully – he wasn’t even listed on the injury report – and expects to be back to his every-down linebacker role against the Redskins.