Giants PK Tynes’ thigh bruise healing quickly



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants placekicker Lawrence Tynes’ bruised right thigh is feeling much better, and there is a chance that he might be able to play against the Chicago Bears next Monday night.

Tynes says his thigh is still a little weak from being run into on Saturday night on a blocked field goal attempt, but the leg is improving daily.

After leaving the stadium on crutches Saturday, Tynes walked without much of a limp Monday. He did not practice but he hopes to kick either Wednesday or Thursday.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin still has not decided whether to bring in another placekicker for the game. Punters Matt Dodge and Steve Weatherford handled some extra point attempts at practice and both can handle the kickoff duties.