Aug. 12 (UPI) -- New York Giants rookie cornerback Deandre Baker avoided a major knee injury after an MRI revealed a sprained knee.
The Giants announced that Baker underwent further evaluation by a team physician Monday. The Georgia product was labeled day-to-day with the sprain.
Shurmur said Baker "felt something" in his knee during Sunday's practice. Initial tests revealed the sprain, but the team conducted additional tests and concluded that it wasn't a torn ACL.
"It's never good when anybody misses practice time. But we have some time left before the game against Dallas, the opener," Shurmur said. "We'll just see where he is. Again, he's day-to-day. Deandre is a tough, competitive guy. I anticipate that he'll be back out there soon."
The Giants selected Baker in the first round (No. 30 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Georgia. He is expected to start opposite Janoris Jenkins this season.