Doctors told Giants linebacker Jacquian Williams to take a few days off to rest his sprained right foot.
But the rookie linebacker vowed to be ready to practice Wednesday in Indianapolis.
"It's nothing serious. I'll be there. I'll be ready for the game," Williams said on Friday.
Williams sat out of practice and wore a boot on is foot while walking around the locker room. He said he may test his foot before the Giants head to Indianapolis but had no doubt that he'd practice Wednesday and play next Sunday.
When asked how he could be so certain, Williams said: "There's no turning back. I'll be there."
The Giants will need plenty of help at linebacker against the Pats, who feature tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Williams may help there. He will also play a big role on special teams.
In the NFC Championship Game, Williams knocked the ball loose from San Francisco returner Kyle Williams in overtime to set up Lawrence Tynes' game-winning field goal.
He wants to be out there to have a chance to do the same thing next Sunday.
"It's nothing too bad, I'll be ready," he said.