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Prince Amukamara Injury: High Ankle Sprain For Giants Cornerback

The injury bug continued to bite Prince Amukamara of the New York Giants on Friday night when he suffered a high ankle sprain.

Aug 24, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) is carted off the field during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Metlife Stadium. Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 24, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) is carted off the field during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Metlife Stadium. Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

New York Giants' cornerback Prince Amukamara suffered a high ankle sprain during the first quarter of Friday night's 20-17 preseason loss to the Chicago Bears. There is no word on how long Amukamara, the starting right cornerback, will be sidelined.

"It’s not fractured. They were saying high ankle. Dr. Warren thought it was mild so that’s what was told to me," head coach Tom Coughlin said after the game. "That term, high ankle, if it’s a mild sprain, perhaps it’s not going to take as much time to get back."

Amukamara was carted off the field after making a tackle on a short completion to Chicago wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Coughlin indicated that Amukamara had been hurt on the previous play.

"I’ve got to give him credit. Even when he was injured, he made that tackle over there on the sideline. We don’t think anybody knew what the injury was and we couldn’t get him off the field fast enough. He didn’t go down so he played one more play and they went right at him and he made the play," Coughlin said. "So yeah, he’s had some injuries, but he is a tough kid and I think he’ll come from this as fast as possible. How fast that is, I’m not sure."

Amukamara, the Giants' first-round draft choice in 2011, played only seven regular-season games last season after suffering a broken foot. With Terrell Thomas out due to continuing issues with his surgically-repaired knee, the Giants are counting on Amukamara this season.