Biggs: Giants' CB Ross hopeful to debut on Sunday

The New York Giants got some tough injury news on Friday when they learned that linebacker Antonio Pierce will be out “indefinitely” with a bulging disc in his neck, but others did heal up over the bye week.

Cornerback Aaron Ross could return to action Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons for the first time this season. Ross has been plagued with a torn hamstring since early in training camp, and he is listed as questionable on the injury report.

Ross has gotten some reps at safety in preparing to play on Sunday and he could see time at both positions. However, coach Tom Coughlin insisted Ross is a cornerback and was only pitching in to help them team get through practice.

“So far, they haven’t really told me, 'If you’re healthy, you’re going to play,' but that’s what it’s looking (like),” Ross said. “They’re working me in in different spots. So right now, it’s looking like if I’m healthy, I will (play).”

Terrell Thomas will probably start in place of Ross for one more week, but the important thing is that the defense will get Ross back in time for the stretch run. The Giants made ground on Dallas and Philadelphia last week when both of those teams lost. Hopefully, he will be able to stay on the field this time. The Giants took the cautious approach after some previous scheduled returns were cut short in practice.

“I’m trying to calm myself down, because in practice, I feel like I’m in the game,” Ross said. “I’ve been talking to everyone, telling them how I’m going to have to calm down and not get too tired in pregame.“

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