Jabrill Peppers has been ruled out of Sunday's game in Los Angeles against the Rams.
The Giants' strong safety and punt returner was unable to practice this week due to an ankle injury that he suffered early in last Sunday's home game against the San Francisco 49ers. Peppers is also a mainstay on special teams, where he was voted a co-captain. Peppers was injured while attempting to block a field goal last week.
"Any time you have a player of Jabrill's caliber that you have to replace, obviously it's going to take a few guys to replace him, because he did a bunch of different jobs," special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey said. "He meant a lot to our football team and he means a lot to our football team. That's why he has a 'C' on his chest. It's hard to replace that guy, but you just do the best you can, and the guys are going to step up. These young guys are going to step up and fill some of those roles and we're going to keep plugging. We'll see what happens. Those young guys will step up and they will do a good job."
Below is a look at the latest injury report:
NEW YORK GIANTS
|DB Jabrill Peppers||Ankle||Out|
|DB Julian Love||Knee/Ankle||Questionable|
LOS ANGELES RAMS
|RB Cam Akers||Ribs||Out|
|S Jordan Fuller||Shoulder||Questionable|
DNP - Did not participate in practice
LP - Limited participation in practice (less than 100% of a player's normal repetitions)
FP - Full participation
Out - Player will not play
Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play
Questionable - Player is not certain to play