Guard Justin Pugh, who has missed the past two games with a knee injury, returned to practice Wednesday for the New York Giants. One report said he was “very active in drills,” although it is much too early to know if Pugh will return Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
“He moved around,” said Giants coach Ben McAdoo. “He needs to prove that he can go. Today, he was just out here moving around a little bit.”
The Giants have been playing without both Pugh and his backup, Brett Jones. Marshall Newhouse and Adam Gettis have been filling that left guard spot. Newhouse (knee) is also on the injury report.
“We have a bunch of guys that are nicked up on the offensive line,” McAdoo said. “We’ll play with whoever is ready to go.”
Coming off his best game since 2014, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is also on the injury report with what is being termed a knee issue. McAdoo said JPP has “some swelling.”
Pierre-Paul, though, is pretty much impervious to injuries. Remember what he said last week:
“I am going to be on the field no matter what, so you will probably hear that JPP is not going to practice, but I will be out there on Sunday.”
The full injury report is below.
Wednesday injury report
Did not practice
OL Brett Jones (Calf)
WR Roger Lewis (Concussion)
OL Marshall Newhouse (Knee)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Knee)
KR/WR Dwayne Harris (Wrist)
G Justin Pugh (Knee)