Janoris Jenkins was made available to the media Tuesday and spoke about his status after leaving Sunday's game in the second quarter due to a back injury.
"I'm feeling good. I'm feeling alright," said Jenkins, regarding his health and if he will play in Thursday's game. "I am just focused on getting better every day and we will see what happens."
Jenkins took a knee to his back from teammate Trevin Wade. According to Jenkins, he tried to return in the second half against the Lions but was shut down by team doctors.
"Yeah, I tried," said Jenkins. "But the doctors wanted to do what they wanted to do and I just stuck with it."
While he was initially scared before knowing the severity of the injury, Jenkins says that he is dealing with a bruise and will continue to undergo pain treatment.
The Giants have a short turn around this week with a matchup Thursday night against the Eagles. The G-Men, who currently hold the fifth seed in the NFC, have a chance to clinch a playoff berth.
"It would feel good. Especially on my behalf, me having not made the playoffs before or coming this far," said Jenkins, when asked what reaching the playoffs would mean to him. "It would be good; it would be a good feeling."
Although Jenkins status for Thursday is unclear, he has confidence that the secondary will step up in the event that he is unable to go.
"The next man up can handle the business; can handle the responsibility that he has prepared for each game."