GIANTS' PRINCE AMUKAMARA RUNS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE UNDERGOING FOOT PROCEDURE
"The Giants are optimistic that Hakeem
Nicks will be able to make a full and speedy recovery after breaking the
fifth metatarsal of his right foot last Thursday. If anything, they hope his
recovery will be better than Prince Amukamara's last season.
Amukamara suffered the injury during the first week of training camp last
August and was off the field for about 15 weeks. He didn't appear in a game
until Week 9 against the Eagles.
Amukamara said he felt 100 percent by the end of the season, but still
underwent a procedure in which an injection was made in his foot to promote
"The bone wasn't healing as fast as they wanted it to even though I said I
felt great," Amukamara said today at the annual Giants Foundation golf outing at
Westchester Country Club to benefit youth-related charities in the Tri-state
area. "But they just wanted to make sure everything looked good and matched with
how I felt."
Today, Amukamara ran for the first time since he the procedure was done in
"I started running on the grass today," Amukamara said. "They just told me to
do the little stuff: karaoke, run some sprints, and do the figure eight just to
see if I felt any tenderness. But I didn't so things are looking good right
Amukamara said it was easy to stay in shape while recovering because of
various training techniques that avoid stress on the foot and it's possible that
he can join his teammates at veterans minicamp next month.
"I think it just depends on how I'm feeling," Amukamara said. "If I start
feeling 100 percent everyday and there's not soreness, I think they'll let me