Posted by Andy Benoit
Bad news for the Giants: cornerback Aaron Ross has plantar fasciitis, according to ESPN’s Matt Mosley.
Eli Manning played through a bad case of plantar fasciitis last season, but it's a lot different for quarterbacks who don't have to make a ton of cuts at top speed.
I haven't heard a timetable for Ross, but I remember Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman having to miss a few weeks with a similar issue two years ago. Ross has had an excellent camp and he was expected to handle punt returns this season. The Giants were victimized in '09 by teams that used a lot of three-wide receiver sets (see Saints and Eagles). Against teams like that, Ross will be on the field about 65 percent of the time.
Ross missed a lot of time last season with hamstring issues. If he’s out again, ’09 undrafted free agent Bruce Johnson will likely serve as the Giants nickelback. Sinorice Moss or Mario Manningham will likely return punts.
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