Giants’ Injury Update: Cruz, Baas, Tuck, Rolle

The Daily News Live panel discusses the injuries the Giants suffered against the Colts, and the issues surrounding Big Blue’s defense.

Head coach Tom Coughlin is the only person authorized to speak about injuries and player status. These days, he probably wishes that task was assigned to someone else.  WR Victor Cruz and C David Baas look to be out for the remainder of the preseason, while the news on S Antrel Rolle and FB Henry Hynoski is encouraging.

Here’s the latest on injuries from Coughlin…

WR Victor Cruz – Heel contusion

The Cruz thing is what they call a heel contusion and we’ll see where he stands with that as the days go by.  He probably will not practice tomorrow, although I haven’t seen him.  We’ll have to take that one as it comes….

“I didn’t realize that he had had the issue until he was out of the game.  What we did see was him run right by a couple of people right away, first series.  That was a very good thing to see.  We’re all sorry that he wasn’t able to continue to play.”

“I’m not sure exactly which one (play the injury occurred).  Everyone wants to think it was the tangle of bodies in the pass interference call.  Until I have a chance to visit with him, I won’t be able to answer that one for you.”

C David Baas – MCL sprain

“Baas is an MCL.  That’s a weekly thing for us…as I said last night, the injury was a bad tangle in there.  We’ll look at it in a positive way in that it was an MCL and nothing more. “

“It’s weekly.  That’s all I can tell you.  It depends on how fast that whole injury and rehab goes.  We say weekly and that’s probably the best I can do right now.”

S Antrel Rolle – ankle

Yes, he is (getting closer).”

“The projection is yes (that he will practice soon), maybe a little bit later in the week, but the projection is hopefully that we will have an opportunity to get Antrel on the practice field this week.”

DE Justin Tuck – hamstring

“Justin Tuck has a mild hamstring and, again, who knows?  Come tomorrow morning, it may be that he can’t work at all and hopefully he’ll have an opportunity to do some things.  That’s the word I have now.”

DE Damontre Moore – shoulder

Well, he’s getting closer.  According to the doctors, he’s not there yet, but he’s getting closer.”

Players on PUP: DE Jason Pierre-Paul, FB Henry Hynoski and DT Markus Kuhn

“The only thing I have today for you is that Hynoski has been working very well. They’re pleased with his work and he was the only one mentioned from the PUP group this morning by the doctors. I didn’t ask specifically about Markus or Jason.”