EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants starting cornerback Aaron Robinson had his appendix removed Wednesday morning and will miss Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, coach Brian Daboll said.
"He'll be out for the game," Daboll said Wednesday. "We wish him well. Full recovery. So that's that."
There was no timetable for Robinson's return.
"I don't know. I had a cousin who had it [appendicitis]. I can't tell you how long. I don't know if anybody can really tell you how long," Daboll said. "Just wish him well. Took care of it as soon as we could. Next-man-up mentality."
With Robinson's surprise absence, the Giants (1-0) keep getting thinner on defense. Edge rushers Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari missed the opener and were again limited at Wednesday's practice. Thibodeaux was seen running on a side field for the first time since spraining an MCL three-plus weeks ago, but he still has a ways to go to return to the field.
Cornerback is a spot the Giants have been trying to address for weeks. They claimed two corners and three defensive backs off waivers after final cuts.
Veteran Fabian Moreau, who started 16 games last season for the Atlanta Falcons, also is an option after being signed to the practice squad last week. So, too, are Zyon Gilbert (practice squad) and third-round draft pick Cor'Dale Flott.
Meanwhile, rookie slot wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson, who left Sunday's game in the first half because of a knee injury, had a brace on his right knee Wednesday as he worked on the side with a trainer. He did not appear to be doing any running.
Daboll said he is "day-to-day," although it appears he will miss some time.