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DeAndre Baker diagnosed with a sprained knee, WR Etta-Tawo suffers torn Achilles

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Tests confirm a sprained knee for CB DeAndre Baker, WR Amba Etta-Tawo carted off

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The New York Giants are able to breathe a small sigh of relief Monday. After extensive testing, including an MRI, rookie cornerback DeAndre Baker has been diagnosed with a sprained left knee.

Baker had his practice cut short on Sunday after injuring his left knee during warm-ups and going inside for testing. While the Giants hoped it was just a sprain, the fear was that one of their starting corners had torn an ACL. Fortunately, the tests put that fear to rest and confirmed that the ACL is intact. At this point we don’t know the severity of the sprain, which ligaments were injured, or exactly how long Baker’s recovery will be.

Baker is currently listed by the Giants as “day to day,” with the hope that he will be back on the field sooner rather than later.

“It’s a big relief, certainly,” coach Pat Shurmur said after Monday’s practice. “He’s been coming along real well. To know that it’s not serious at this point is good.”

Unfortunately, the Giants did suffer another injury to a wide receiver in practice on Monday. Wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo had to be carted off the field after injuring his left leg while making a catch. Etta-Tawo, signed following the rash of injuries the Giants suffered at the wide receiver position early in camp, was diagnosed with a torn Achilles tendon.