Key offensive injuries are happening as the Giants hope to protect their lead in the NFC East.
Seven New York Giants missed practice with injuries on Wednesday, according to the team's injury report. The injured players included cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring), linebacker Michael Boley (back), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee/foot), wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee), defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (back), safety Kenny Phillips (knee), safety Tyler Sash (hamstring). Their status for this weekend's game was not listed. The Giants take on the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday.
Bradshaw's injury has been described as a sprained knee, and it's been suggested that it hindered his performance in last week's win against the New Orleans Saints. Bradshaw rushed for 33 yards on 11 attempts. If he remains injured for Sunday's game against Atlanta, fans could see an increased workload for rookie David Wilson, according to the Sporting News.
Meanwhile, it appears that Nicks will continue to suffer from leg injuries for the rest of the season.
I wish that he would have an opportunity to play after no longer having any issues," Giants coach Tom Coughlin told the media. "But that's not going to be the case this year."