Giants WR Shepard on the mend after rolling left ankle

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The left ankle that New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard rolled in a training camp practice earlier this week is on the mend.

Shepard walked into a post-practice media session Friday and said his ankle is feeling pretty good.

He says an MRI was negative and the final diagnosis was a rolled ankle and a bone bruise.

The second-year wide receiver who was the team's second-leading receiver as a rookie said he walked well on an underwater treadmill Friday. He had no timetable for getting back to practice.

Shepard was hurt Wednesday when he planted his foot running a short pass route and the grass gave a bit, rolling his ankle roughly 90 degrees.

The 23-year-old said he was initially worried because he felt the ankle pop and there was a good amount of pain.


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