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Prince Amukamara might sit out with reinjured hamstring

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is tackled

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is tackled by Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara after a short gain in the first half on Nov. 11, 2012. Credit: AP

Last week, when he was coming back from a hamstring injury, Prince Amukamara said he would be in good enough shape to cover Torrey Smith on a go route. It turned out that was the exact play on which the cornerback reinjured his hamstring, and it resulted in a setback that likely will sideline him for the regular-season finale.

"I'm not sure," Amukamara said of his Sunday availability after sitting out a second straight practice Thursday.

He said he felt the already sore hamstring grab while he covered Smith early in the game. An ultrasound on his hamstring Monday revealed that the injury had extended down his leg.

"It feels good. There is not a problem of strength, it is not like my hamstring is weak," Amukamara said. "It is just the motion and I can't really extend it. When I run, I like to extend my legs out."

If he can't play, rookie Jayron Hosley will start at cornerback. Hosley was limited in practice Thursday by a quadriceps injury. The Giants don't have much depth behind Hosley: only Justin Tryon and Terrence Fredericks, who recently was called up from the practice squad. Bradshaw close to 1,000

Ahmad Bradshaw is 92 yards away from his second career 1,000-yard season, a pretty remarkable feat considering how much time he has missed because of injuries. This week he participated in a Thursday practice, which is rare for him and a sign that his sprained knee might not be a factor against the Eagles.

"I feel a lot better this week," he said. "I guess the [Ravens] game helped a whole lot, just putting the pounding to it, and I think I just get immune to the pain as my injuries go. I guess I can take it a little more." Giant stepsOffensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said the team's struggles have taken a toll on his physical well-being. "I probably don't handle it as well as you should because it really eats away at me and it really bothers me," Gilbride said. "I can't sleep. My stomach is upset . . . I struggle. I really struggle physically." . . . Despite a sprained MCL, DT Chris Canty said he still has a chance to play. "I'm fighting hard and I'm in here getting treatment just to make sure that I give myself the absolute best chance to be out there on that field," he said.

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