[UPDATE: Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger is reporting that Weatherford has torn ligaments in his ankle, but will not need surgery]
The plan now is for Weatherford to rest and rehab and attempt to punt in practice later in the week. He hasn't been ruled out for Sunday.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) September 10, 2014
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford is 'day-to-day' following the high ankle sprain he suffered Monday night, according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.
'Day-to-day' could, of course, mean just about anything. Remember, the Giants told us that rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had not suffered a setback to his hamstring when he came off the practice field early prior to a preseason game against the New York Jets. Beckham, of course, has not practiced since and could still be weeks away from returning. Remember also that Eli Manning suffered a high ankle sprain in the final game of the 2013 regular season and ended up having surgery a couple of months later.
So 'day-to-day' doesn't really give us any information. It doesn't tell us if Weatherford will somehow be able to punt Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. It doesn't tell us if the veteran punter will be out a couple of weeks, six weeks or longer than that.
In lieu of any official reports from the Giants themselves, watch for reports that the Giants are working out veteran punters. That will give you some indication of where the situation stands.