Prince Amukamara (20) is nearing a return, but will he be able to suit up in Week 10?
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The New York Giants have struggled without top cornerback Prince Amukamara, who has missed the last four games with a pectoral injury. Although he received good news in his most recent visit with the doctor on Monday, his status for a Week 10 matchup against the New England Patriots is up in the air.
It went well,” Amukamara said about his doctor visit, per NJ Advance Media. “We'll see as the week goes on.”
Amukamara will practice leading up to Sunday, and the team will make a decision on him most likely on Saturday, assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks. The Giants have a bye in Week 11, and there's certainly a possibility that they are extra cautious and hold Amukamara out until Week 12.
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In Amukamara's absence, fill-in cornerback Jayron Hosley has struggled — most notably against the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles. Amukamara's return will be a major boost for a Giants pass defense that looks to improve following the addition of Jason Pierre-Paul at defensive end.
During his five-year career with the Giants, Amukamara has missed 24 of 73 regular season games due to injury. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2015 season.