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Giants vs. Chargers injury news: Mike Glennon, Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard expected to play

Giants get a little bit of good news ahead of game vs. Chargers

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Quarterback Mike Glennon has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and will start Sunday for the New York Giants against the Los Angeles Charger, per NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

That was the expectation after Glennon, who suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, practiced fully on Friday. Glennon, though, still had to be examined and cleared by an independent neurologist.

In further good news for the Giants, Adam Schefter is reporting that wide receivers Kenny Golladay (rib) and Sterling Shepard (quad) will both play against the Chargers.


FRIDAY

The New York Giants are expecting No. 2 quarterback Mike Glennon to be cleared from concussion protocol in time to start Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to head coach Joe Judge. Glennon, subbing for Daniel Jones (neck), suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

“Everything’s on track. He’s obviously going to do a final clearance today with the doctor. He’ll practice with us today. We’ll have to simulate some contact for him today off on the side and then he’ll talk to the doctor and we’ll see where it goes from there,” Judge said before Friday’s final practice of the week in Tuscon, Ariz. “At this moment, if he’s cleared and he’s at the game, Mike will start.”

Glennon was a full practice participant for the Giants on Friday.

Wide receiver Toney has missed the last two games. Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson did not play against the Dolphins. Both players have now officially been ruled out for Sunday.

Toney does not look like a player who is comfortable.

As for Jones, Judge said he is “still not cleared” for contact.

Friday injury report

Giants

Out

DB Adoree Jackson (quad)
QB Daniel Jones (neck)
WR Kadarius Toney (oblique)

Questionable

QB Mike Glennon (concussion)
WR Kenny Golladay (rib)
DL Danny Shelton (calf)
WR Sterling Shepard (quad)

Chargers

Out

OLB Kyler Fackrell (knee)
S Alohi Gilman (quad)
CB Asante Samuel Jr. (concussion)

Questionable

Justin Jones


THURSDAY

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who has not played since Week 8 due to a quad injury, moved closer on Thursday to returning to action for the New York Giants. Shepard went through his most extensive practice on Thursday since suffering his latest injury.

“Today was a big test for me. Got moving around a little bit, got some contact, which is something that I wanted to get. Felt good with it,” Shepard said. “Today was the first full practice that I’ve been through.”

Shepard has played in only five of the Giants’ 12 games this season. He has also missed time with a pair of hamstring injuries.

After a good offseason and a healthy training camp, Shepard said his string of injuries has been “super frustrating.”

“I think in any situation I love to live without regret. I work hard every single offseason. The last camp was probably my best camp that I’ve had in my career, but I’ve worked as hard as I’ve ever worked this last season,” Shepard said. “This is football, stuff is going to happen from time to time. Sometimes you can get out of there with a clean season and sometimes that’s not the case. You’ve just got to kind of roll with it and do everything you can possible and that’s what I always do.”

Asked what he thought he could accomplish the remainder of the season, the 28-year-old six-year veteran perhaps hinted that he knows this could be his final few games as a Giant.

“You always want to put good tape out there no matter what. You never want to put bad film out. You never know what can happen in this league, so you’ve always got to give it your max effort,” Shepard said. “Plus, we’ve got guys that we’re playing for. You’re going to play for the brother next to you. We’ve been grinding with each other, so got to finish this season off with a bang. We’ve been here before; I’ve been here before I my career. I think it’s always good to finish off the season with a bang.”

Thursday injury report

Giants

Did not practice

CB Adoree’ Jackson (quad)

Limited Participation

QB Mike Glennon (concussion)
WR Kenny Golladay (ribs)
WR Kadarius Toney (oblique)
RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
QB Daniel Jones (neck)
WR Sterling Shepard (quad)


WEDNESDAY

Quarterback Mike Glennon (concussion protocol) was one of four New York Giants listed as “Did Not Practice” for the Giants on Wednesday as they began preparing for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Glennon, wide receiver Kenny Golladay (ribs), wide receiver Kadarius Toney (oblique/ribs) and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (quad) did not practice. The Giants are hopeful that Glennon will clear concussion protocol in time to play Sunday. If he does not, Jake Fromm will make his NFL debut.

Quarterback Daniel Jones (neck) was listed as a limited participant, but he won’t play Sunday vs. Los Angeles as he has not yet been cleared for contact. Jones missed last Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Head coach Joe Judge does believe Jones will play again this season.

“There’s nothing at this point that we’ve been told that would indicate this would be season-ending,” Judge said.

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who has not played since Week 8 due to a quad injury, was a limited participant. He could be on track to return Sunday.

Wednesday injury report

Giants

Did not practice

QB Mike Glennon (concussion)
WR Kenny Golladay (ribs)
CB Adoree’ Jackson (quad)
WR Kadarius Toney (oblique/quad)

Limited participation

RB Saquon Barkley (ankle)
QB Daniel Jones (neck)
WR Sterling Shepard (quad)