Sterling Shepard injury: Giants WR non-contact leg injury causes him to be carted off vs Cowboys

Sterling Shepard, the longest-tenured wide receiver for the New York Giants, fell to the ground on Monday, grasping his left knee in agony in a non-contact injury against the Dallas Cowboys. He fell during the last offensive play and had to be carted off the field of Scrimmage Stadium.

Shepard tore his Achilles tendon during his game against the Cowboys in Week 15 of last season. It appears that history is repeating itself as the Giants lost 23-16 to them. When giving an update on Sterling’s condition, head coach Brian Daboll didn’t say much but did mention that the x-ray “didn’t look good.” after he was spotted on Tuesday being assisted for further medical examinations. SportsinjuryMD tweeted, “unfortunately, this looked like a patellar tendon tear for Sterling Shepard. This will end his season such a bad break for him”. 

Since so many Giants players are injured, it just seems like a poor season for the team. First-round draft pick Kadarius Toney in 2021 missed the game on Monday due to a hamstring injury, and a second-round draft pick from 2022, Wan’Dale Robinson, missed it due to a knee injury.

Thus, there are only a few suitable players left on the active roster, including Darius Slayton, Richie James, and Sills V, none of whom have made a catch this year.

Shepard hasn’t played a complete season of football in 2018 and has struggled with a number of injuries since starting his NFL career in 2016, including calf, quadriceps, and hamstring problems as well as concussions. Wishing him a speedy recovery and awaiting his return for next season. 


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