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Steve Weatherford Injury: Giants punter suffers high ankle sprain

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Steve Weatherford suffers high ankle sprain in loss to Detroit.

Steve Weatherford
Steve Weatherford
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New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain when he was roughed on a punt late in the first quarter Monday night against the Detroit Lions.

Weatherford, who had a punt partially blocked earlier in the quarter, was hit by Detroit's Jerome Couplin and his left foot twisted awkwardly underneath Couple. Weatherford continued to punt and to hold for placekicker Josh Brown, but was in obvious discomfort throughout the remainder of the game.

Following the game Weatherford tried to tweet some encouraging words to a concerned Giants fan base.

The Giants also lost rookie linebacker Devon Kennnard during the game with an apparent hamstring injury.