The second-year wide receiver missed Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. He was seen early last week in a boot after getting hurt in the previous week’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Shepard said it was a sprained ankle, similar to what he experienced in the summer. That sidelined him a couple weeks.
The Giants host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday before heading into their bye week.
Shepard is third on the Giants with 22 catches for 263 yards and a touchdown this season. His return would boost a group of receivers that is already missing Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris. They are all out for the remainder of the season with foot or ankle injuries.
Wide receiver isn’t the only position where the Giants are struggling with injuries. Center Weston Richburg (concussion) remains sidelined after missing the past two games and John Jerry (tooth) did not practice on Wednesday.
Defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) also remained sidelined.
Coach Ben McAdoo is expected to address the media when the workout is completed early this afternoon.
Full pre-practice Giants injury report:
LB Jonathan Casillas (neck)
C Weston Richburg (concussion)
G John Jerry (tooth)
LB Calvin Munson (quad)
DE Olivier Vernon (ankle)
S Landon Collins (ankle)
LS Zak DeOssie (wrist/elbow)
RB Paul Perkins (ribs)
WR Sterling Shepard (ankle)