The New York Giants have placed five players on injured reserve this week. That’s been the bad news, at least on the injury front. There is, however, a glimmer of good news on the injury front.
When Geno Smith makes his debut as the team’s starting quarterback on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders it looks like he will have wide receiver Sterling Shepard in the lineup. After missing the last two games because of lingering migraine headaches, the Giants’ second-leading receiver with 38 catches was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.
“It’s just kind of crazy how it came about. A few days after the San Francisco game, it just kind of hit me hard and then I tried practicing all week with it without any contact and I just had to make the decision not to go in during the [Kansas City] game. But I’ve never really been through something like that,” Shepard said on Wednesday. “when I was younger I dealt with it a lot. But it kind of stopped after a while and then, I don’t know, that one [recently] just hit me real hard. And the crazy thing was, it was lasting for so many days. I just didn’t know what was going on. I did not know if it was migraines, or what, but I wasn’t feeling too good at all.”
Giants’ injury report
Did not practice
LB Jonathan Casillas (neck/wrist)
DT Damon Harrison (elbow)
OL Justin Pugh (back)
LB B.J. Goodson (ankle)
LB Calvin Munson (quad)