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Report — Giants’ WR Sterling Shepard won’t play vs. Cardinals

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Wide receiver remains in concussion protocol

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Sterling Shepard tries to make a catch against the Vikings.
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Recovering from his second concussion of the season, New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard won’t be cleared in time to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Week 8 vs. the Detroit Lions is also in doubt, per ESPN.

Shepard has been practicing this week, at least during the stretching and individual portions of practice open to media. The Giants have listed him as a limited, non-contact participant.

Shepard suffered his first concussion of the season Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys, but remained in that game and was not diagnosed until after the game. He missed Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills.

Shepard suffered his second concussion Week 5 vs. the Minnesota Vikings and did not play last Thursday vs. the New England Patriots.

The expectation has been that Shepard would miss multiple games this time around.

“Listen, when he can play the doctors will tell us,” coach Pat Shurmur said on Thursday. “Certainly, player safety is on the front burner for us. So, we’ll just have to see where he goes with that.”

The Giants will issue a final injury report later on Friday.