Instant Debate: Dangerous move?
"We're holding out against all odds that they're going to feel better, but we're taking it day to day," Coughlin said.
The Star-Ledger writes that Andre Brown is expected to take the majority of carries for Big Blue in Carolina, not first-round draft pick David Wilson. (Coughlin still has Wilson in his dog house after the rookie's Week 1 fumble.) The Panthers' defense hasn't looked especially good against the run in both of their games. Ramses Barden -- not second-round pick Reuben Randle -- looks likely to step up in Hixon's absence.
The Giants might get some positive injury news if cornerback Prince Amukamara returns to action. He missed Week 2 with an ankle sprain and returned to practice on a limited basis this week. New York's feared defense has not put up much of a pass rush in either game this year, which has exposed their back end.