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Giants injury news: WR Sterling Shepard likely to miss time, per report

Quad injury is Shepard’s third leg injury of the 2021 season

NFL: Denver Broncos at New York Giants Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are likely to be without wide receiver Sterling Shepard when they host the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, according to an ESPN report. Shepard suffered a quad injury Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In his sixth NFL season, the 28-year-old has already missed three of the Giants’ eight games this season with a pair of hamstring injuries. Despite missing so much time, Shepard leads the Giants with 32 receptions.

Shepard has only played a full season twice in his six years with the Giants. He has played in 70 of 88 potential regular-season games.

Head coach Joe Judge said Tuesday that he was hoping Shepard’s latest injury “isn’t too, too bad.”

The Giants have their bye week after facing the Raiders.

Wide receiver/punt returner Dante Pettis suffered a shoulder injury Monday. Judge said that Pettis was still undergoing tests on Tuesday.

To add some receiving depth, the Giants re-signed Alex Bachman to their practice squad. Bachman played in one game for the Giants in 2020.