When cornerback Michael Coe left the New York Giants' 24-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday night with a hamstring injury that left the already depleted Giants' secondary razor-thin at the cornerback position. Coe said Thursday he was uncertain if he could have continued, and doesn't know if he will miss any time.
"I just didn’t know if I could just really turn it over and just really run," said Coe, who was making his first career start. "I’m feeling pretty good. I’ll see really after these next couple of days how it is, but I actually feel real good and I’m still able to move around."
The Giants don't play again until Sept. 16 when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If Coe isn't ready, will the man he was replacing in the lineup -- Prince Amukamara -- be able to play? Amukamara missed the opener with a high-ankle sprain. The second-year cornerback is targeting the Buccaneers' game for his return, but said he has not been cleared to begin running so that timetable is up in the air.
"I know that I can’t rush it. I know that it’s just time that it takes for it to heal," Amukamara said. "the natural feeling is to feel that sense of urgency, that sense of pressure, but I know I’m just worried about the things I can control and that’s just my rehab. I can’t control the time that it takes to heal."
If neither Coe nor Amukamara is able to play the Giants would turn to veteran Justin Tryon. They may also be forced to look for an additional cornerback to add to the roster.