Wednesday December 16th, 2015

New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard will miss Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, while left tackle Ereck Flowers is hopeful to play, head coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday.

Kennard, 24, will miss his third consecutive game with hamstring and foot injuries. In nine games this season, the linebacker has 37 combined tackles and one interception. A fifth-round selection in the 2014 draft out of USC, Kennard had 35 combined tackles for New York last season.

Flowers, a rookie, left Monday night’s 31–24 win over the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and did not return to the game.

The former first-round selection originally injured his ankle in New York’s Week 1 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. He re-sprained it during Week 13 against the New York Jets.

Coughlin told reporters Tuesday that Flowers did not further damage his ankle against the Dolphins, and added that it was just “re-aggravated.”

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The Giants (6–7) host the Panthers (13–0) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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