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As Falcons near, Giants' Amukamara misses practice

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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).

"He'll tell you he can go anytime," Coughlin said of Bradshaw. "It's between the medical people and Ahmad in terms of how he feels."

Bradshaw has battled through foot problems much of his career, but Coughlin warned that this injury is much different.

"You have a little different aspect of it," Coughlin said. "You have the knee, and you have a foot as well."

Coughlin sounded frustrated with Phillips' aggravation after missing the New Orleans game. Phillips, who has a right knee sprain, returned vs. Washington the week before, but suffered a setback during the loss.

"I really don't know what to comment about that," Coughlin said. "He was back, then he had a setback. Now he's working his way back again. The nature of the injury is such."

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