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Giants WR Sterling Shepard likely out for season

Written by Tony Ghaul

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard suffered what is believed to be a serious left knee injury. Shepard underwent initial tests following Monday night’s 23-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

The non-contact injury happened in the final minutes of game. A final diagnosis will come Tuesday morning, when Shepard undergoes more tests, but the fear is that his season is over.

Shepard, who tore his right Achilles last December, leads the Giants with 154 yards receiving yards through three games. He’s also played the most snaps (157) of all the team’s receivers. “It’s tough. It’s a tough sport,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said.

The Giants (2-1) lost for the first time this season and for the 10th time in 11 tries against their division rivals. The veteran receiver took a pay cut this offseason to remain in the area and with the Giants.

Shepard has consistently produced when healthy. The problem is that he hasn’t been able to stay on the field.

Sterling Shepard is carted off the field on Monday night after suffering what appeared to be a left knee injury. Photo courtsey of Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY NETWORK

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