Well, so much for all that optimism about Sterling Shepard returning to play for the New York Giants on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants announced Sunday afternoon that Shepard will remain in the concussion protocol and will not play.
“He practiced fully this week and was limited with no contact the two weeks before that,” coach Pat Shurmur said in a statement released by the team. “He told (Sr. VP Medical Services/Head Athletic Trainer) Ronnie (Barnes) last evening (Saturday) he didn’t feel well and was sent for examination and evaluation. When he arrived for work this morning, he still did not feel well. At that point, the decision was made to continue in the concussion protocol.”
Shepard suffered his second concussion of the season Week 5 vs. the Minnesota Vikings. He has been practicing fully in recent days and said Saturday he had “no concerns” about returning on Monday night.
Shepard had also missed one game after suffering a concussion Week 1 vs. Dallas.
He had been cleared from the protocol on Friday.