Phillips, Johnson on injury report

Updated: September 16, 2009, 6:38 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The number of injured defensive backs on the New York Giants is growing.

Starting safeties Kenny Phillips and Michael Johnson joined cornerbacks Aaron Ross and Kevin Dockery on the injury report that the Giants handed out on Wednesday.

Johnson (shoulder) and Phillips (knee) both missed Wednesday's practice along with Ross (hamstring), center Adam Koets (ankle), receiver and first-round draft pick Hakeem Nicks (foot) and running back Danny Ware (elbow).

Nicks and Ware will be out at least two weeks after being injured in New York's 23-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Phillips had a knee problem in training camp. Johnson sustained a stringer in the Redskins game.

Dockery (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis. He did not practice last week.


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