Prince Mentally Ready to Return, But Will He?

Giants’ CB Prince Amukamara spoke to the media shortly today at TIMEX. The Giants’ former first-round selection is mentally ready to return to action after turning his ankle in the preseason. But is he physically ready? He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay and he has not been told if he will dress this week.

What’s your status for Sunday?
The coach hasn’t told me anything yet. I just practiced this whole week and just did the best I can out there. 

Q: Do you feel better?
A: Yea. I feel a lot better. I feel like I’m improving and getting healthier each day.

Q: Can you play though?
A: Yea. If I can compete in practice, you can play.

Q: Have you been limping the last couple of days?
A: I think it’s mental. I’m sure it’s still there, but when I concentrate and just run the right way, everything seems to be good. I’ve evaluated myself on film and the coaches have and I think I look good on film.

Q: Do you feel like you’re getting behind at all?
A: No. Not at all. I feel like I’m still there mentally and my conditioning is great.

Q: Do you leave here today with the idea that you’re playing on Sunday? Do you have to have that mindset?
A: For sure and I’ve been practicing like it and studying like it, so I definitely do have that mindset.

Q: Are the juices flowing that you’re going to play on Sunday?
A: Yea. I am. There’s a sense of anticipation and I’ve been studying and preparing like it.

Q: What has it been like to kind of watch Marvin deal with his injuries where he just can’t get on the field?
A: I mean, it’s tough. It’s definitely frustrating, especially Marvin’s medical history. I know back in North Carolina, he told me he didn’t miss a game, so I know it’s frustrating and I know he really wants to get back on the field to help this team, but injuries, you can only control them so much, but you can’t prevent them all