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Coughlin: Marshall Newhouse OK after injury scare, Giants having "recovery day"

The right tackle will be fine, says Coughlin. And the team is having a unique day to end training camp.

Tom Coughlin learning new medical tricks? Take that, Chip Kelly!
Tom Coughlin learning new medical tricks? Take that, Chip Kelly!
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New York Giants right tackle Marshall Newhouse suffered only a "surface" injury to his left foot when he was stepped on during practice on Wednesday, according to coach Tom Coughlin. Newhouse is expected to play Saturday night against the New York Jets.

That is good news for the Giants, regardless of your feelings about whether or not Newhouse should be the starting right tackle. The Giants, as currently constructed, could ill-afford another injury to a front-line offensive lineman.

As was reported on Wednesday, Coughlin indicated that safety Nat Berhe has re-injured his troublesome calf. Berhe missed most of OTAs and nearly all of training camp before returning to practice on Tuesday.

Coughlin told assembled reporters that center Weston Richburg (left knee) is feeling better and could play. Safety Landon Collins is also expected to play. Victor Cruz (calf) will not play. Cruz has not practiced this week. Linebacker Mark Herzlich (concussion) has yet to be cleared and won't play.

Recovery day?

Who says the Giants don't try new things medically to avoid injuries? The Giants are not practicing Thursday because the GPS monitoring equipment they use on players indicates this should be a "recovery day" rather than a practice one.

Coughlin will listen to the medical advice, and told reporters that the "recovery days" could become part of the weekly routine. He won't, however, claim to be happy about it.