The Giants were handed their first loss of the season on Monday night, but a late loss on the field could be the bigger.
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, Giants stalwart at wideout, was injured late in the Week 3 “Monday Night Football” matchup vs. the Cowboys on a non-contact play.
Shepard appeared to injure his left leg on the final Giants’ offensive possession of the game, and would be carted off following the injury.
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The Giants’ wide receiver room is already in a state of flux even before Shepard’s injury. Kenny Golladay is rumored to be on the trade block and 2021 first-round pick Kadarius Toney has not been able to earn his way onto the field consistently.
Shepard’s injury could force one or either onto the field in the coming week’s — depend on how severe it is.
Here’s the latest on Shepard’s injury:
Sterling Shepard injury update
Late in the fourth quarter of the Giants-Cowboys “MNF” matchup, Shepard was injured on a non-contact play. The wideout would clutch his left knee and later be loaded onto a cart to exit the game.
That looks bad for Sterling Shepard pic.twitter.com/GYXjvttmNq
— Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_) September 27, 2022
An official update for Shepard wasn’t immediately available. Following the game, Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Shepard would undergo tests and would have a clearer picture of the scope of the injury on Tuesday morning.
Brian Daboll on Sterling Shepard: “I just feel terrible for the guy.”
Undergoing more tests. Didn’t have an immediate diagnosis. Will know more by Tuesday morning.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) September 27, 2022
It’s unclear what exactly Shepard’s injury is, but if it’s severe, it’s the latest in a long line of injuries to the wideout’s lower half. In 2021, Shepard suffered an Achilles tear in Week 15, and in 2020, dealt with turf toe and was placed on Injured Reserve.
Shepard has also dealt with rib injury and multiple concussions in his career.
This story will be updated.