Will Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Return to The Packers-Giants Game?

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New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was injured in the first quarter of the Giants-Packers Wild Card game January 8. He hobbled to the sideline on a hit with Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook.

According to FOX Sports sideline reporter Chris Myers, DRC received a pain shot in the locker room and is going to try to return to the game. He was in on the opening kickoff of the second half, but did not play on the Packers’ ensuing drive.

Earlier on the FOX broadcast, Myers said that Rodgers-Cromartie had been diagnosed with a bruised thigh. The 30-year-old defensive back is officially listed as questionable to return to the game. The DRC loss leaves a hole in the Giant’s secondary, as he is a key part to New York’s defense and is ranked the No. 3 cornerback in the league by Pro Football Focus. He also allowed the lowest passer rating in coverage of any player targeted over 50 times this season.

Up until the Wild Card game against Green Bay, DRC totaled 49 tackles, six interceptions and one forced fumble.

With about three minutes left in the game’s first quarter, Rodgers-Cromartie was shown walking to the locker room at Lambeau Field.

Check here for updates on the latest on his injury.