Kenny Phillips has sprained MCL
Oct/02/12 08:47 AM Filed in: Kenny Phillips
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips has a sprained MCL in his right knee and is considered "week to week," coach Tom Coughlin said Monday.
Phillips likely will miss next Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns and may be sidelined a few weeks.
"Right now, it is an MCL and will end up being a week-to-week thing," Coughlin said.
New York can use Sash since Phillips and other secondary players are banged up, including cornerback Jayron Hosley (hamstring), safety Antrel Rolle (knee), cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring) and cornerback Corey Webster (broken bone in hand).
Phillips is a key component in the defense and had been playing well and looking more like the player he was prior to undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee in 2009.
"Naturally, (Phillips) is upset about it," Rolle said. "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.
"We know it's going to be a big loss for our defense. But we're going to do the best we can to keep things moving and try to get back on a positive track."