During Wednesday morning’s practice, Sterling Shepard of the New York Giants was carted off the field. He had an apparent injury to his left leg. He appeared to be in great pain while the trainers looked at him as he was carted away. The second-year wide receiver is due to play a big role in the passing game, one that regularly featured three wide receivers on the field at the same time last season.
There’s no official word yet on the injury and once details of the severity are released, we will be sure to have an update here.
Here is video from our Ed Valentine, who was on site, of Shepard getting carted off:
UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo is reporting the Giants are hopeful Shepard’s injury is just a bad roll of his ankle. That would obviously be a best case scenario considering how the severe the injury appeared to be when it occurred. There’s still no official word from the team and when there is, we will let you know.
Early for Giants WR Sterling Shepard but the team is hopeful it's just a bad roll of his ankle. Stay tuned.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 2, 2017
UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: Head coach Ben McAdoo met with the media after practice and said Shepard’s injury is a rolled ankle and the cart was just used as a precaution. The next step is to see how Shepard’s ankle reacts to treatment.
An injury is never good news, especially in training camp, but a rolled ankle is much less severe than what was originally feared by many who saw Shepard taken off the field during practice. It’s likely Shepard will still miss some time, but the good news is this shouldn’t be a serious long-term injury.
Here’s McAdoo addressing the injury after practice:
UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: Per Mike Garafolo, good news on Shepard.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard underwent initial tests + immediate diagnosis is a low-ankle sprain, source says. In line with what McAdoo said.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 2, 2017
UPDATE 3:04 p.m.: Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t appear too worried about Shepard.