While Prince Amukamara was doing several radio interviews on Sept. 6 the topic of concussions came up. The Giants cornerback felt confident talking about his odds.

“It was just funny how it happened” he recalled. “I was sounding kind of prideful saying that I don’t think I’d ever get one and I hit the right way.

“But I just happened to get hit on Sunday. It was a different feeling.”

Perhaps having jinxed himself Amukamara suffered his first football-related concussion during the second quarter of the Giants’

Week 1 loss to the Cowboys. It was a worrisome development as Amukamara is a pivotal player in the Giants’ secondary the team was facing a terrific passing offense in Dallas that night and it opposes an imposing passing attack against Peyton Manning and the Broncos at MetLife on Sunday.

On Thursday however Amukamara was medically cleared and on Friday he practiced fully for the Giants for the first time since the injury.

He’s now set to face Manning and Co. barring any unforeseen setbacks.

“I was always studying and preparing like I was going to be out there” Amukamara said. “It probably was in the doctors’ minds [that I wouldn’t go] but I was always prepared to play.”

Will the concussion and the two days of missed practice hamper Amukamara on Sunday? It’s a valid question but fortunately for the Giants he said he was able to catch mental reps in practice on Wednesday and Thursday attended meetings and conducted bonus film study. He said his concentration has been fine.