Amukamara hopes to start vs. DenverGiants cornerback was injured Sunday night in Dallas
''I was about 10 years old and I ran into a basketball pole,'' Amukamara said. ''That time, I was only out for about 20 seconds. This time, I saw the lights and everything. It was a great hit. It took both of us out.
''But it was OK, because it was just an accident.''
Amukamara received clearance to return to practice Friday and should start Sunday's game against the Broncos (1-0). That'll be a big boost to the Giants (0-1), as they try to contain Denver quarterback Peyton Manning.