EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Sterling Shepard ankle scare is officially over.
Just 11 days after he was carted off the practice field with an ankle injury fearing the worst, Shepard practiced fully with his teammates on Sunday. There appeared to be very few restrictions on the second-year receiver, who also didn't seem to be favoring his injured ankle at all.
"They cut me loose today, so I am back to doing what I do," Shepard said in a statement released through the team. "I have been doing stuff leading up to this, so I felt like I was ready for a full practice."
That, of course, is a good sign and it could lead to Shepard being ready for some snaps in the Giants' next preseason game on Aug. 21 in Cleveland. Even after tests revealed only a low ankle sprain, Shepard said he was unsure if he'd be able to play in any preseason games at all.
Meanwhile, several other Giants are also getting healthier. Defensive tackle Robert Thomas (unspecified soreness) and linebacker Mark Herzlich (stinger) returned to practice, and McAdoo said that his two players on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list - running back Shaun Droughn (ankle) and linebacker J.T. Thomas (knee) -- are "getting close" to returning.
Linebacker Keenan Robinson (concussion) remained out, though, as did safety Duke Ihenacho (hamstring) and receiver Tavarres King (ankle).