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Prince Amukamara's status for Thursday is uncertain

Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants

Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants is carted off the field in the first half against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game. (Aug. 24, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Prince Watch continues.

Although Prince Amukamara made progress by practicing last week, he did not play Sunday against the Bucs because of the high ankle sprain he suffered in the preseason. Thursday against the Panthers, perhaps?

"We'll see how he is, having been able to rest here, and hopefully he'll be a little bit stronger," Tom Coughlin said. "Maybe perhaps play with a minimal amount of pain. We'll just have to see."

Coughlin said Amukamara had one "really good day" of practice last week but there were others "where we had some issues." Amukamara said during the week that he felt he was limping while running.


Diehl out with MCL injury

Coughlin said T David Diehl was being evaluated for an MCL injury and awaiting tests to see if there were any additional injuries. "I don't know the extent," he said early Monday, "and hopefully that's it."

If there is no ACL damage and surgery is not required, Diehl likely will miss three to four weeks. Perhaps to help make up for that loss, the Giants brought T Matt McCants, a sixth-round pick in the spring, back to the practice squad Monday.

The Giants issued an injury report Monday despite having only a walk-through and projected that Diehl (knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), CB Michael Coe (hamstring), WR Domenik Hixon (concussion), WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) and DE Adewale Ojomo (hamstring) would have been unable to participate had they practiced. Amukamara and LB Keith Rivers (hamstring) would have been limited.

Giant steps

CB Corey Webster said Kenny Phillips' hit on Vincent Jackson late in the third quarter "woke everybody up on defense." There was no penalty, but Phillips could be fined by the league for launching himself into Jackson . . . Coughlin was impressed by rookie Jayron Hosley, who started at cornerback. "He battled," Coughlin said . . . According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Giants are only the 12th team to generate at least 600 yards of offense in a regular-season game since the 1970 merger.

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