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New York Giants news, 10/25: Sterling Shepard “kind of tweaked” ankle

Says that’s why he didn’t play vs. Seahawks

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The New York Giants expected to have Sterling Shepard, whom they badly need to bolster their depleted wide receiving corps, back in the lineup last Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. That didn’t happen, though, as Shepard was inactive for a second straight week due to his his ankle injury.

Shepard said he “kind of tweaked” the ankle during practice.

“It wasn’t Sunday, it was – I mean, after the Thursday practice, I kind of tweaked it during that practice and it kind of carried over to Sunday and I just didn’t feel ready to go, didn’t feel 100 percent to go,” Shepard said.

He does expect to be ready for the Week 9 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Shepard had 22 receptions, 21 of those in the first four weeks, before being injured Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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