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Giants’ CB Eli Apple “fine” after injury scare

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Whatever happened to his knee on Saturday appears to be nothing serious

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Eli Apple (left)
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The New York Giants can apparently breathe a little bit easier today. Per multiple media outlets, coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that cornerback Eli Apple is “fine” after an injury scare at Saturday’s practice.

Apple, a third-year corner the Giants are counting on to bounce back from a tumultuous 2017 season, went down Saturday after getting tangled up with a wide receiver. Apple had to be helped off the field with what appeared to be a left knee injury. He was examined by the Giants medical staff and did not return to practice.

“Excellent,” is how Shurmur described apple’s health on Monday.” He’ll be out here today. He’s already out there, he’s fine. I know there was a lot of conversation, along the way there was a play-by-play in regards to Eli. Eli’s fine.”

Saquon Barkley also OK

Eyebrows were raised when Barkley didn’t take any reps during team periods on Saturday. That followed a Friday practice in which Barkley also had a limited workload.

Shurmur said Monday that Barkley is not injured. The Giants are simply managing him.

“We’re managing workloads, we take a good look at what they’re doing and he’s fine if you’re asking. Physically, he’s fine,” Shurmur said. “We do a lot of things behind the scenes also that you’re not aware of. Again, I understand – everybody wants to know how many reps and if they were good ones and I get that. I know that’s part of your job and you all have a very keen eye for that stuff, but we’re trying to give the guys the workload that they need.”