It is Friday and in the NFL that means the release of the official injury reports for Sunday’s games. The official injury report for the New York Giants and the Carolina Panthers is below:
The big news for the Giants is Corey Webster being listed as doubtful. After practicing on Wednesday, Webster was a surprise addition to the injury report yesterday after not practicing due to a hip injury. Webster again missed practice today and it looks like he will most likely not be playing on Sunday. This is a big loss since Webster had done a good job shutting down opposing teams #1 wide receivers (he held Dez Bryant to 4 catches for 22 yards week one and Demaryius Thomas to 5 catches for 52 yards last week). Don’t be surprised if Steve Smith ends up having a big game for the Panthers on Sunday. Aaron Ross and Jayron Hosley will likely be asked to fill in for Webster.
David Diehl (thumb) & Adrien Robinson (foot) are listed as out, although neither are a surprise loss. Brandon Mosley (back) and Ryan Nassib (ankle) are listed as probable, but neither is likely to dress on Sunday. Hakeem Nicks absence from practice today was a bit of a worry for Giants’ fans, but it was due to a personal reason and not an injury. Thankfully, he will most likely be able to play on Sunday.
For the Panthers, Jon Beason and Josh Norman are upgraded to probable, which is a big lift for them. Quinton Mikell (ankle), Kenjon Barner (foot), & D.J. Moore (knee) are all listed as out. With Mikell being listed as out, the Panthers will be missing both of their starting safeties, which should mean there will be opportunities for the Giants to connect on some big plays.
Overall, Webster is a big loss for the GMEN, but luckily Hakeem Nicks scare today seems to be nothing serious (at least injury wise). Even without Webster, this a game on Sunday that the Giants desperately need to win, and really should win.