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Prince is "off in the distance"

Prince Amukamara watches practice from the sidelines during

Prince Amukamara watches practice from the sidelines during NY Giants practice at the Timex Performance Center. (Aug. 5, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Joe Epstein

The Giants are not rushing Prince Amukamara. Although we are inside the window originally given for his return after having surgery on the broken bone in his foot, Tom Coughlin said it will be at least another three weeks until the first-round pick is able to help the team on the field.

“As me again after the bye,” Coughlin said.

Amukamara has been doing some running and football drills on the side for the last few weeks, and he has even suggested that his return could be imminent. Coughlin, who one-lined last week that the Giants had already tried the “throw him on the field” approach when he came to training camp and was injured in his second practice. “That didn’t work out, remember?” Coughlin said.

We remember.

“Prince is not ready to go,” Coughlin said today. “He’s not going to be for a while. We’re not going to mess around here … I really don’t ask about him every day, as you can probably tell. I don’t know much about that, because to me, it’s off somewhere in the distance. While I watch him and I see what you see, and I see his reaction to the work - it’s very slow, as you would imagine, but it’s gradual. And we’re making progress.”


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