Injury Report: Woodyard misses practice but expects to play

Champ Bailey, Wesley Woodyard, and Joel Dreessen were held out of practice on Wednesday. However, Woodyard - who injured his ankle in the aftermath of Danny Trevathan's sophomoric premature TD celebration - says he expects to be ready for Sunday's Manning Bowl 3.

Bailey, who missed the opener due to his preseason foot injury, is reportedly getting close to returning, but it's unclear whether he will be available this week.

Meanwhile, there's one bit of good news in Denver's injury report, in that rookie running back C.J. Anderson already made a limited return to practice on Wednesday.

Other limited participants were Wes Welker, Eric Decker, Trindon Holliday, Omar Bolden, and Chris Kuper.

For the Giants, CB Prince Amukamara, LB Dan Connor, T David Diehl, and TE Adrien Robinson did not practice. C David Baas, DE Damontre Moore, and RB Da'Rel Scott were limited.

Scott took over for starter David Wilson once his fumbleitis reappeared Sunday against Dallas, but on Wednesday, he suffered a knee injury serious enough to warrant an MRI. The results were negative, but how often does a guy undergo an MRI and then play a few days later?

Either way, Brandon Jacobs is back with the Giants, and he's reportedly brought a fresh new attitude with him, although he admits he's not quite yet in football shape.

Baas, who did not play Week 1, says he plans to suit up on Sunday, while Amukamara has not yet been cleared to return from the concussion he suffered in Dallas, and Connor's status is also iffy.

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