Vernon had X-rays on his injured ankle come back negative, Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com reports.
The X-rays are a good sign for Vernon's return timeline. He has been a disruptive force for the Giants up front, accruing two sacks in the team's first three games. Vernon will attempt to get healthy before Week 4's contest against the Buccaneers in Tampa.
Vernon hurt his ankle Sunday against the Eagles and didn't return, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
The 26-year-old defensive end had five tackles (four solo) and one sack before leaving Sunday. Vernon has been a workhorse prior to this injury, logging 132 defensive snaps through the first two weeks -- the most out of any Giants' defensive linemen. The Giants head to Tampa Bay in Week 4, and Vernon will shift his focus to getting back to full health for that contest.
Vernon had two sacks along with four solo tackles Sunday against the Steelers.
Fellow defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sat out the second half with a groin injury, but Vernon picked up the slack. After a slow start, Vernon now has seven sacks in his last five games.
Vernon notched 1.5 sacks along with four tackles Sunday against the Browns.
Vernon has recorded at least one sack in each of his last four games, and his seven-week slump to start the season is now a distant memory. With Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul working together to disrupt opposing offenses, he could easily stay hot for the remainder of the season.
|3||9/24/17||@ PHI||Lost 24-27|
|4||10/1/17||@ TB||4:05 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/12/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|2016||New York Giants||16||63||44.0||19||8.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||2||7||3.0||4||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||New York Giants||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New York Giants||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|