Ereck Flowers rolls his ankle — and proves a lot to Tom Coughlin

ORCHARD PARK — Ereck Flowers was under the watchful eyes of Tom Coughlin in pregame warm-ups, as the veteran coach wanted to make sure the rookie left tackle would be able to hold up after missing the last game with a sprained left ankle.

Flowers was given the go-ahead to start, but on his first play, his ankle was rolled over and he was forced out. Justin Pugh moved from left guard into Flowers’ spot and John Jerry came off the sideline to play left guard.

“It’s all good, came back, we got the win,’’ Flowers said.

Indeed, Flowers returned later in the first quarter as the Giants beat the Bills 24-10, and he continued to impress those around him for his toughness in battling through this lingering ankle issue.

“The kid’s a tough kid,’’ Coughlin said. “I ask him how he’s doing and he says ‘Good.’ He’s always good. He came out, before you know it he’s back in. I respect the hell out of it.’’

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