Giants DE Olivier Vernon suffered an ankle sprain during Sunday's practice, reports SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. Vernon also has a deep bruise in his ankle.
X-rays came back negative on the left ankle after Vernon was carted off the field. Head coach Pat Shurmur didn't have any specifics on the situation when it happened.
"I don't have much right now," Shurmur said, according to the New York Post's Zach Braziller. "I don't know yet [if it's serious]. I'll find out when I go in there. … You don't want anybody to get hurt. You want guys to be able to practice and stay healthy. We'll just see."
The injury supposedly happened when Vernon got his feet tangled while working through blocks. The 27-year-old missed four games last season with a left ankle injury as well.
Vernon, who moved from defensive end to outside linebacker with new defensive coordinator James Bettcher installing a 3-4 defense, has impressed throughout the preseason. Last year, he amassed 37 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles over 12 games.
There has been no timetable for Vernon's return to action with the Giants' Week 1 matchup against the Jaguars coming in 13 days. For now, the team will see how he responds to treatment over the next few days.