New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings has an MCL sprain of his left knee, head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed on Monday afternoon. Coughlin would not speculate on how long Jennings, the Giants' leading rusher would be sidelined, saying only that he was going to go with "day-to-day."
"We're all hoping that this young man is a fast healer," Coughlin said.
Jennings leads the Giants with 396 yards rushing on 91 carries, an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Without him, rookie Andre Williams carried 20 times for 65 yards on Sunday.
Asked if he needed surgery, Jennings said "No, I don't. Definitely do not."
Jennings said he did not know how long he would be sidelined, but "History has shown I always heal up quicker than expected. I don't see why it would change now."
Coughlin indicated that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been dealing with ankle and possibly hip issues, and said the Giants might have to continue to deal with him going in and out of games as he did against the Falcons.
"If that's what we have to work with then we have to do that," Coughlin said.
The coach said he "didn't know much about" the injury apparently sustained by backup cornerback Zack Bowman.
Coughlin added that Spencer Paysinger, who also left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, was undergoing tests on Monday.