Wide receiver Mario Manningham was a startling addition to the New York Giants' injury report on Wednesday. According to the team, the wide receiver has a concussion. Coach Tom Coughlin said Manningham will not practice and will undergo further testing. Manningham underwent a test Wednesday morning before he was held out of practice. Manningham told the Giants of his injury after Sunday's loss to the Titans. Coughlin was surprised by Manningham's revelation, which puts his status for Sunday night's home game against Chicago in doubt.
Florida running back Jeff Demps is no longer wearing a protective boot, and coach Urban Meyer says he is "probable" to play against top-ranked Alabama on Saturday. Demps bruised his left foot Sept. 18 at Tennessee and re-injured it during Saturday's win against Kentucky.
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton took his biggest step yet toward getting back on the field this weekend, and at this point plans on Friday as his return to the lineup as the designated hitter. Hamilton, who is recovering from small fractures in two ribs, took 50 swings before Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Hamilton said he was swinging at about 80 percent on the first 30 swings and 95 percent on the last five to 10.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.