After sustaining a concussion against the Cowboys on Sunday night, it’s no surprise that Giants starting corner Prince Amukamara’s status is up in the air for Week 2 against the Denver Broncos. While head coach Tom Coughlin sounded positive about Amukamara’s progress, it’s simply too early in the week for the team to make a definitive call on Amukamara’s Week 2 status.
“He does feel pretty good,” Coughlin said Wednesday morning. “But he’s got to follow the protocol.”
Given the NFL’s focus on protecting its players, particularly those who suffer head injuries, Amukamara will be required to pass a series of tests before he is given medical clearance to rejoin the Giants on the field. While it’s not surprising that Amukamara is out for Wednesday, the Giants are hoping that the talented second year defensive back can pass the required tests and be ready to take on the Broncos at Met Life stadium on Sunday.
If Prince cannot go on Sunday, expect to see Aaron Ross line up opposite Corey Webster, with Terrell Thomas covering Wes Welker in the slot.
In limited time against the Cowboys, Ross looked ready and willing to handle the load at corner—although facing Peyton Manning and a lethal Broncos passing attack in Week 2 is a completely different situation then what the Giants defense was tasked with against the Cowboys in the season opener.