"Oh, I'll be back out on the field," Shepard told NorthJersey.com and USA TODAY Network Northeast. "It's just whether it's gonna be this week or next week."
Shepard remains in concussion protocol, but he returned to practice as a non-contact participant last week. He has missed the Giants' last two games against New England and Minnesota, and his availability for Sunday's game against the Lions in Detroit remains uncertain. According to the author, Shepard is going to listen to doctors, and his body and keep his family in mind. Reports soon after his concussion said it could take a while for him to be back.