New York Giants take a double whammy in defeat to Cowboys as No. 1 wide receiver Sterling Shepard retires with a non-contact injury as Daniel Jones throws an interception in the final game[noscript_1]
The New York Giants night went from bad to worse Monday when No. 1 wide receiver Sterling Shepard held up injured during their defeat to the Dallas Cowboys.
During the Giants’ final offensive during the game, Shepard suffered a non-contact injury that sent him to the locker room by medical cart.
Sterling ran a route across the field from which Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs caught the game with interception.
He could be seen pulling himself up and falling straight to the ground, grabbing his left lower leg with a great deal of pain.
Sterling Shepard suffered a non-contact injury during the final game of Monday Night Football
He was driven off the field when the Dallas Cowboys took a win over the New York Giants
After jumping on one leg at the back of the cart, numerous players from both teams gathered around the cart to wish Shepard the best.
The selection from the second round of 2016 has been struggling with injuries in recent years and has played no more than 12 games a year since the 2018 season. Last season, Shepard was limited to just seven games after a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Giants coach Brian Daboll said he had not received an update on Sterling’s condition when he spoke to reporters after the game, but said “it didn’t look good.”
Giants coach Brian Daboll said he had no update on the injury but it ‘didn’t look good’
While New York is likely to brace itself to be without Shepard for the rest of the season, it will be a major blow to a wide receiver core that already lacks both star power and consistency.
Shepard led the Giants in hosting the game and served as the teams’ No. 1 goal. He had five catches for 49 yards.
Fellow receiver Kenny Golladay’s future with the team remains in question, especially after another questionable performance. Kardarius Toney and Wan’Dale Robinson both missed the game with injuries and Collin Johnson was placed on the injured reserve during the preseason.
Shepard tries to stiffen Cowboys defender Donovan Wilson in the first quarter