Week 2 – Injury Report


Friday’s injury report from Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News

Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka was out at practice for the second straight day, which seems to be a pretty good indication that he’ll play on Sunday in St. Louis.

Kiwanuka, who hurt his ankle on the final play of the season opener, returned to practice on Thursday and indicated his participation against the Rams might be a game-time decision. But as long as he doesn’t reinjure his ankle this afternoon, two straight days of practice usually means he’ll be in the game.

Also practicing today was LB Jonathan Goff (back), though after missing more than a month of practice with a fractured back it seems unlikely he’ll play.

K Lawrence Tynes (knee), CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) and CB R.W. McQuarters (calf) were on the bike during the portion of practice that was open to the media. Tynes and Thomas aren’t expected to play on Sunday. McQuarters’ status is unknown.

…And from Tom Rock of Newsday:

Mathias Kiwanuka walked into the locker room with a plastic bag of ice wrapped to his left ankle. He took about half the snaps in practice and said he is surprised that the injury is still nagging him a little, but also said he’ll be ready to play on Sunday. It’s interesting to think, however, that had the Giants not opened on a Thursday, they’d be a day away from their Week 2 game right now and Kiwi might be more of a question mark.

Kiwi also said that he doesn’t need to get a certain number of reps in practice to be ready for the game, even though he’s sorta kinda at a new position.

R.W. McQuarters didn’t practice because of a strain in his calf. Coughlin said Terrell Thomas is making progress.

Spags said they’ve decided to use the rotation at weakside LB with Gerris Wilkinson and Bryan Kehl because neither really “surfaced as THE guy” in training camp and the only fair thing to do was let them both continue to battle it out during the season. “We’ll let it play itself out,” he said.