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Houston Texans defensive end Connor Barwin gets a hold on New York Jets running back Shonn Greene during the first quarter in Houston. (Aug. 15, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

Shonn Greene returned from his foot injury today, participating in the Jets' morning walkthrough. 

Greene said he expects to practice this afternoon and is on track to play in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Giants at newly-renamed MetLife Stadium.

"I’m good to go," the running back said.

Greene was diagnosed with a skin infection last week and missed practice Thursday and Friday. He also sat out Sunday's 27-7 preseason victory over the Bengals, forced to watch the game from home.

He first realized something was wrong on the heels of the Jets' preseason opening loss to the Texans in Houston. 

"It was actually a couple of days before my last practice," Greene said. "I was just having some pain and stuff, [and] found out it was like a soft corn in between the toe. So they had to go in there and get that out."

Greene said the whole ordeal wasn't anything to truly get worked up over.

"It was nothing with the skin," Greene said. "It was just in between the toe. [The media] has stories flying here and there. But it wasn’t nothing as bad as everybody made it seem."

Still, Greene said there was swelling in his foot, which was the worst part about the injury. He wore a boot to help compress his foot and keep the swelling down, and also had to ice it and keep it elevated.

Greene watched Sunday's game from the comfort of his own home, something that didn't sit well with him.

"It was kind of boring because I wasn’t there,' Greene said, "and I felt like I was supposed to be there and it was kind of weird. That’s the first time I was watching my team play and I was just sitting there watching."

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