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Amukamara hopes to start vs. Denver

Giants cornerback was injured Sunday night in Dallas
09/13/2013 6:58 PM ET
By The Associated Press

New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara is hoping to start in their game Sunday against the Broncos.(AP)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- When New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was involved in a violent collision with teammate Ryan Mundy in the loss to Dallas Sunday night, it wasn't the first time the former suffered a concussion.

''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.

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