A New York Giants veteran wide receiver left Monday night's game vs. the Cowboys on a cart, believed to have suffered a serious injury. Unfortunately, that suspicion has proven true. Sterling Shepard is going to miss the rest of the season.
Shepard, 29, went down with a knee injury. It was a non-contact play. In other words, it was sort of a freak accident.
Unfortunately, it sounds like Shepard is going to miss the rest of the season. The veteran wideout has suffered a torn ACL. That's a season ender and potentially a "Giants career ender" as well.
An awful development for Shepard and the Giants.
"Giants WR Sterling Shepard has torn his ACL, Brian Daboll confirmed. That's a season ender, and very likely a Giants career ender, too," said Ralph Vacchiano.
Healthy or not, Sterling Shepard is a veteran presence and team leader for the Giants. He will likely stick around the team the rest of this season to be a support for his teammates.
It's also plausible this could be the end of Sterling Shepard's career. He simply hasn't been able to stay on the field because of injuries throughout his playing days. It may not be worth it anymore.
The Giants, meanwhile, will try and get back on track this Sunday vs. the Bears.