Tom Coughlin: Giants’ Osi Umenyiora Uncertain Against Eagles
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Osi Umenyiora’s return may have to wait another week.
The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end did not take part in the Giants’ walkthrough workout Wednesday.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin says Umenyiora is being listed as day to day and it is uncertain he will make his 2011 debut against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Umenyiora had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee early in training camp and he has not practiced with the team. He looked good working out with trainers on Friday, but Coughlin said Umenyiora has felt good one day and regressed the next in his rehabilitation.
Tight end Travis Beckum, who missed the first two games with a hamstring injury, participated in Wednesday’s workout on a limited basis.
Notes: Receiver Hakeem Nicks has been credited with a 23-yard catch in Monday night’s game against the Rams. Nicks made a one-handed catch at the St. Louis 9 on the Giants’ first touchdown drive, but the official scorers did not give him credit for the catch because they ruled that referee Terry McAulay enforced a pass interference penalty on the play.
However, a review showed the referee correctly announced that the Giants declined the penalty and it was a completed pass. Although the scoring crew was alerted to the discrepancy during the game, the play was not changed until Wednesday.
Nicks is now credited with four catches for 38 yards, and quarterback Eli Manning was 19 of 30 for 223 yards. The Giants had 323 net yards, not 300, and 204 net yards passing instead of 181.
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