Neither team will be completely healthy going into the battle between the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals, and it remains to be seen whether the Giants will have Sterling Shepard for that game or not. Both teams are missing their best player in this one – Saquon Barkley for the Giants and Joe Burrow for the Bengals. But those big name players aren’t the only ones that are injured in some way on either side.
Sterling Shepard is listed on the injury report as having a hip/toe injury and was limited in practice on Wednesday. He was joined on that injury report by Kevin Zeitler, with a concussion. But Zeitler doesn’t look like a risk to miss the game, as he participated fully in practice that day. James Bradberry also missed practice to deal with a family emergency and was encouraged by Joe Judge to take the time off.
According to the injury report, the Giants are expecting to see Bradberry back in practice on Friday.
Shepard has already missed time with injury this season but has appeared in the past four games. During that stretch, he’s been targeted plenty and has had at least six catches each game. And notably, the Giants have won both of their last games with him in the offense.
Giants injury report:
DNP: James Bradberry, not injury related
LIMITED: Sterling Shepard still managing his toe and shoulder issues; he'll play Sunday
FULL: Kevin Zeitler, as I noted last night here (https://t.co/iQLDGrjws3)
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) November 25, 2020
Both Shepard and Zeitler are expected to play on Sunday despite their presence on the injury report, but it remains to be seen how fast Shepard will play while listed as dealing with multiple injuries.