Sterling Shepard likely suffers season-ending injury for Giants
Sterling Shepard suffered what is believed to be a season-ending knee injury in the Giants’ 23-16 loss to the Cowboys, sources have said.
He collapsed to the turf on a non-contact injury in the Giants’ last offensive snap, was carried off the field and helped from the locker room to the post-game X-ray and MRI room.
« You saw the whole team when he went down, we were thinking of him and he was in our prayers immediately, » receiver David Sills said.
It’s a devastating break for Shepard, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon last December and has remarkably accelerated his rehabilitation to be back before the end of training camp.
“S–t tons of just working out,” Shepard told The Post before the season about how he was able to come back so quickly. « I just try to strengthen my calf as much as possible so I can always have that pop, always that push. »
Shepard also struggled with concussion throughout an injury-plagued career as the Giants’ most reliable receiver when healthy.
« It’s definitely tough, he’s exactly the type of guy Shep is with his character and the energy he brings to this team, » running back Saquon Barkley said. “I have been in this situation. What must happen will happen. We will be there for him.
Shepard, 29, finished the game with five catches for 49 yards. His season will likely end with 13 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown.