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Limping Giants trying to mend

Toomer, O'Hara are still battling injury, infection

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants receiver Amani Toomer returned to practice Friday and participated in some individual drills, but his status for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings is still undecided.

"He's not able to flat-out turn around and sprint, but it's pretty good progress," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "He does have good strength, so it's day-to-day."

Coughlin will watch Toomer warm up before today's game before deciding on his availability. Toomer is listed as questionable, but he's optimistic that he will play.

"It felt really good. I didn't have any pain or anything whatsoever," he said. "Hopefully, when I warm up on Sunday I won't feel anything."

Starting center Shaun O'Hara remained at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Friday. Team medical officials said he has been there since Thursday and was being treated for cellulitis, a bacterial infection of the skin to his left lower leg and ankle.

"He's not out until he's out," Coughlin said. "I would hope this infection could be brought under control in the next 24 hours and he could play."

If O'Hara can't go, second-year offensive lineman Wayne Lucier would take his place.

Defensive end Michael Strahan was back at practice Friday. He missed practice Thursday to be with his wife, Jean, as she gave birth to twin girls, Isabella and Sophia.