As Falcons near, Giants' Amukamara misses practice

ERNIE PALLADINO Associated Press Published:

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Giants starting right cornerback Prince Amukamara missed practice Thursday with a strained hamstring and could miss New York's game at Atlanta Sunday.

Amukamara, who has played in 10 straight games and suffered his injury in the fourth quarter against New Orleans last Sunday, has battled back problems and a broken toe since his rookie season last year.

"I was trying to stay on a streak, but I couldn't do it," Amukamara said, adding the injury did not feel like a complete tear.

Still, he anticipates a decision on his availability will be made well before kickoff.

"I don't know the plan," he said. "I'm preparing with film as if I'm going to go. So, if I do go back, I know what to do."

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) and safety Kenny Phillips (knee) also missed practice. Coach Tom Coughlin continued to maintain that the medical staff will determine whether Bradshaw will be available for the Giants (8-5) vs. the Falcons (11-2).