The New York Giants will have a select few of their starters back against the Chicago Bears for Sunday's Week 12 bout. The team announced on Friday that wide receiver Sterling Shepard, cornerback Janoris Jenkins and left tackle Nate Solder will play. All three cleared concussion protocol.

Shepard returns after missing the last five games due to his second concussion of the season. The league cleared him out of concussion protocol three weeks ago against the Dallas Cowboys, however, after not feeling well, he returned.

Barring an unforeseen change of circumstances, Shepard will play on Sunday after a full week of practice.

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Listen, when you're on the field playing, all the players are at risk for injury,” coach Pat Shurmur said, via ESPN. “That is just the reality of the sport. It's a physical sport. The reason we all played it and do play it and coach it is because we like the physical nature of it. Unfortunately, sometimes injuries are part of it. If he's up and going, he's going to go.”

Solder and Jenkins, two recent pricey free-agent acquisitions, will find themselves back in the starting lineup. Both sustained concussions in the team's Week 10 loss to the New York Jets. The bye week allowed them time to clear the concussion protocol.

While Shepard, Solder and Jenkins will be back on the gridiron Sunday, the Giants are not without injuries. Tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) were declared out on Friday after a week of not practicing.