Looks like a bunch of the Giants' injured will be headed back to practice, at least, on Wednesday. WR Domenik Hixon (knee), CB Aaron Ross (hamstring), CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring), and DT Chris Canty (calf) are all expected to practice as of now. But Tom Coughlin warned that no one should take that as meaning any are ready to get back into game action.
"This has been going on a long time now," Coughlin said, referring specifically to Canty and Hixon. "They're encouraged. But let's not get ahead of ourselves."
When asked if he was ready to resume practice, Ross said in exasperated tones, "I hope so. It's day-to-day."
The injuries out of yesterday's games also put some players in doubt, though none of them seemed particularly serious. T Kareem McKenzie's MRI showed a slight knee sprain, and Coughlin said he was hopeful he could practice Wednesday. McKenzie offered a simple wave and a "Spectacular" and "Wonderful" to inquiries about his health.
LB Chase Blackburn said he sustained a "high (right) ankle sprain" but said he expected to be ready for Sunday in Kansas City. That should raise eyebrows, however, since even the most mild of high ankle sprains typically take weeks to heal. Blackburn also re-entered the game after having the ankle taped. "As with a lot of our guys, Chase will be in the training room for 24 hours where he can control the swelling. He came back and finshed the game, so..."
G Rich Seubert had his shoulder dislocated, but doctors were able to pop it back in. Coughlin said he expected him to be ready for Sunday.
By the way, DE Justin Tuck took eight snaps, all on third down, and his injured left shoulder held up well. He should see increased time this week if nothing stiffens up over the next couple of days.