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Giants dealing with injury concerns at cornerback

Zach Ertz, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Zach Ertz, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie


The Giants’ injury news from Sunday night was dominated by wide receiver Victor Cruz’s torn patellar tendon, but he wasn’t the only player who may be missing from the lineup in the near future.

Cornerbacks Trumaine McBride and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are also dealing with medical concerns. McBride injured his right thumb on Sunday night and left the stadium with a cast on to protect the injury. McBride needs surgery and coach Tom Coughlin grouped him in with Cruz by saying the team recognizes their importance to the team but that “we also have to realize that we are moving forward” without them.

Rodgers-Cromartie was bothered by back spasms against the Eagles, but the bigger issue is an IT band injury in his leg that Coughlin said would need to be dealt with at some point.

“I would hope that we can figure out some way to take care of his medical issue,” Coughlin said, via “If it has to be this week, fine. If it isn’t, it can be after this game with the bye [week] in front of us. So that is a medical call that is going to have to be made.”

The Giants have already lost Walter Thurmond for the season, leaving them with Prince Amukamara, Zack Bowman and Jayron Hosley as healthy corners heading into next Sunday’s date with the Cowboys. Assuming McBride heads to injured reserve, they could promote Bennett Jackson from the practice squad or look outside the organization to round out the group.