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Giants injury update: Sterling Shepard still in concussion protocol

Wide receiver could be cleared in time for Monday night game

New York Giants v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard, out since suffering his second concussion of the season during a Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings, remained in the NFL’s concussion protocol on Wednesday.

Shepard did practice on Wednesday without a yellow non-contact jersey. Coach Pat Shurmur said Shepard is “making good progress” and “it’s just a matter of time” until he he cleared. The coach said that could “possibly” be in time for Monday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Despite missing four games with concussions, Shepard is second on the Giants with 25 receptions.

Cornerback/kickoff returner Corey Ballentine also remains in the concussion protocol. Ballentine has missed the last two games.

Cornerback Sam Beal is also still on IR/Designated to Return as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. The Giants have until next Wednesday to activate the second-year cornerback, who is currently practicing with a roster exemption.

Shurmur said Beal is “making good progress,” and hinted that “we could be making some changes by the end end of the week.”