Prince Amukamara is going to be sidelined for at least a month, miss all of training camp, and basically his entire first year as a NY Giant is now in jeopardy after fracturing the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot during practice.
via the Star-Ledger:
Prince Amukamara fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot. Amukamara will undergo surgery to have a screw inserted in the foot. He will be sidelined for an undetermined period of time.
Amukamara, who only signed his contract on Friday, was participating in his second practice with the Giants. There was nothing apparent about the play when the injury occurred. He walked out of the indoor practice facility on his own power with a member of the Giants’ medical staff by his side. X-rays were conducted and the fracture was revealed.
I had a feeling something like this might happen — stuff like this is bound to happen to the last rookie holdout of the entire league who misses a week of training camp and is already behind. Salt in the wounds of the Giants cornerback situation as far as I’m concerned. With both Bruce Johnson and now Prince likely out for months, the CB depth is going to be extremely thin once again for the Giants. On an unrelated note, I take back everything negative I said about Aaron Ross earlier this year because it looks like he’s going to be extremely active this year for the Giants, and not at safety just like he wanted.