Giants' Strahan doesn't practice, doubtful for Sunday

Updated: November 30, 2006, 6:13 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan did not participate in practice on Thursday, a day after he took part in his first individual drills since spraining his right foot against Houston four weeks ago.

Strahan is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

"It's not a setback," coach Tom Coughlin said. "This was the week that actually he was going to get involved doing things. He tried it yesterday and that's about where it is. He has more time to go."

In other injury updates, cornerback Sam Madison (hamstring), defensive end Osi Umenyiora (hip flexor) and linebacker Brandon Short (quadriceps), each of whom has missed most or all of the last four games, practiced for a second straight day on Thursday. All are questionable for Sunday.

Linebacker Antonio Pierce (knee), safety Gibril Wilson (shoulder) and linebacker Carlos Emmons (groin) returned to practice after missing Wednesday's session. Pierce is probable, while Wilson and Emmons are questionable for Sunday's game. Cornerback Corey Webster (toe) missed practice for a second straight day and is listed as still questionable.

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