The New York Giants got good news and bad news on the injury front Wednesday, particularly as it relates to the offensive line. Starting guard Justin Pugh (concussion) and starting center Weston Richburg (high ankle sprain) will both practice in limited fashion. Starting right tackle Marshall Newhouse (back) will not practice.
Coughlin would not guarantee that Pugh or Richburg would be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets. Pugh, though, is apparently no longer in the concussion protocol and Richburg will test his ankle to see how well he can move around. With Newhouse unavailable, Coughlin said that rookie Bobby Hart would take the first-team reps at right tackle. Hart stepped in last week at guard when Geoff Schwartz went down with a season-ending leg injury.
Tight end Larry Donnell, who continues to deal with a neck injury will not practice. Starting safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) will also not practice Wednesday.
Everyone else on the list will practice, including defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. Coughlin said Pierre-Paul's damaged hand is "sore," but that it won't stop him. He also said that Devon Kennard, who played through hamstring and foot issues vs. the Washington Redskins, will try to practice.
Sadly, some will cheer injuries to struggling players like Newhouse and Meriweather. Each injury, though, hurts the Giants depth and they have to reach farther and farther down the line for replacements.
Giants Injury Report
Did Not Practice
TE Larry Donnell - Neck
S Brandon Meriweather Knee
RT Marshall Newhouse - Back
DE Robert Ayers - Toe
LB Devon Kennard - Hamstring/Foot
OG Justin Pugh - Concussion
C Weston Richburg - Ankle
DE Jason Pierre-Paul - Hand