The already thin Giants secondary suffered a huge loss on Sunday night in Dallas, when starting cornerback Prince Amukamra had to exit the game in the second quarter due to a concussion.
Amukamara suffered the concussion after colliding with teammate Ryan Mundy while the two were making a tackle just before the end of the first half. Both Mundy and Amukamara were dazed by the collision, but were able to leave the field on their own accord. After halftime the Giants announced that Mundy would return, but Amukamara, who suffered the worst of the collision, would miss the remainder of the game.
The injury comes at a bad time for the Giants, who are already without starting safety Stevie Brown, who is out for the year with a torn ACL. Amukamara, who played well before exiting the game, is a key member of the Giants secondary, and can hopefully be ready to play before Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos high powered passing game visit Met Life Stadium in week 2.
With Amukamara out, Aaron Ross took over at corner and played well, with the exception of a crucial pass interference call late in the 4th quarter, which cost the Giants a chance to get the ball back with time on the clock.
Besides the injury to Amukamara, the Giants secondary was a bright spot on Sunday night, as the much maligned group, shut down Pro-bowler Dez Bryant, and was able to keep the Cowboys passing game in check.
There is no immediate word on whether Amukamara is expected to miss more time, though he will have to go through the NFL’s concussion testing and protocols before being cleared to play next Sunday against the Broncos.