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Giants injury news, 9/9: Sterling Shepard has concussion — what it means

Wide receiver undergoing tests

NFL: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

To add injury to insult, the New York Giants came out of Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys with injuries to a couple of key players. Coach Pat Shurmur said on a Monday conference call that wide receiver Sterling Shepard has been diagnosed with a concussion, guard Kevin Zeitler has a shoulder injury and edge Kareem Martin has a knee sprain.

Shepard caught six passes for 42 yards on Sunday while missing only one snap. If he can’t play this weekend vs. the Buffalo Bills, the Giants would be without both of their starting wide receivers. Golden Tate will be serving Game 2 of his four-game PED suspension.

Dan Duggan of The Athletic reported that Zeitler had his left shoulder wrapped in ice after Sunday’s game. Shurmur said he thought Zeitler, who hasn’t missed a game since the 2014 season, was “fine.” The veteran guard did play every snap vs. Dallas.

Martin played only 10 snaps before leaving the game.

The Giants still have one open roster spot after cutting linebacker Nate Stupar before Sunday’s game.