NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — While an apparent hazing video attracted the most attention Sunday, there was good news for the Giants regarding Ahmad Bradshaw and Jayron Hosley, who were banged up in Saturday’s preseason win over the Jets.
Bradshaw suffered only a bruised right hand, coach Tom Coughlin said during a conference call Sunday. The running back’s hand hit a helmet, and he popped a cyst in the process.
Hosley, who made the biggest play of the game returning a second-quarter interception 77 yards for a touchdown, has a case of turf toe on his right foot. It was in a cast after the game.
“Hopefully nothing will turn up in terms of all the tests, and then it’s going to be something that is going to be very sore,” Coughlin said. “There’s no doubt. How he is able to deal with it will indicate how fast he can get back on the practice field.”
Hosley was on the field for only seven plays. The third-round draft pick out of Virginia Tech did not know on which play he was hurt.
If there was an area of concern for the Giants, it was their running game, which finished last in the league in 2011. They gained 58 yards on 32 carries, a horrible 1.8-yard average.
Coughlin said the Jets used a lot of fronts, more than he expected for a preseason game.
“That’s going to be very helpful,” Coughlin said. “I didn’t like it, a lot of it, and we certainly had our share of mistakes, and our second and third guys were kind of swimming a little bit. But I don’t think there’s any question about the value of it. Having experienced it this early in the season, the benefit will be going forward.”
Coughlin was not sure how long linebacker Mark Herzlich (hip pointer) and defensive end Adrian Tracy (minor hamstring) would be sidelined.
“They need to get back on the field,” Coughlin said. “And they both know it.”
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