Kenny Phillips to miss only 3-6 weeks

The Giants got the best bad news they could have hoped for in regard to Kenny Phillips' knee injury.

The safety sprained his right MCL, which likely will sideline him for several games while he is listed as "week-to-week." He should be able to return in three to six weeks. An MRI showed the sprain Monday morning after the Giants feared that the injury might have been to Phillips' ACL, which would have required season-ending surgery.

"It's still unfortunate, but we've got to keep his spirits high and let him know everything is going to be OK, we're going to hold it down until he gets back," fellow safety Antrel Rolle said.

Tackle David Diehl suffered a similar MCL injury in Week 2 and is expected back in practice this week. But, as Tom Coughlin pointed out, they play very different positions with far different stresses on their knees.

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