The NFC East-leading New York Giants are back to work after their bye week. As they begin preparations for a road game against the Seattle Seahawks, though, coach Tom Coughlin revealed Monday that the Giants are not completely healthy.
Reserve cornerback Bruce Johnson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during the bye, and how long he will be sidelined has yet to be determined. Starting center Shaun O'Hara is a question mark for Sunday with a "mild mid-foot sprain," according to Coughlin. Coughlin said O'Hara's injury is unrelated to the ankle bursitis that kept the Pro Bowler out of three games earlier this season.
In other news, even though the Giants signed cornerback/kick returner Will Blackmon last week Coughlin would not commit to Blackmon replacing the struggling Darius Reynaud on punt and kickoff returns.
"We'll see," Coughlin said. "He's been an outstanding returner."
Coughlin was not ready to blame Reynaud entirely for the Giants poor return game.
"He hasn't had an awful lot to work with, so there's plenty [of blame to be] shared," Coughlin said.