The New York Giants had an extremely disappointing game on Monday against the Dallas Cowboys for a multitude of reasons.
Shepard suffered a non-contact injury to his left leg on the Giants’ final offensive play of the game and was carted off the field seemingly in a ton of pain while holding his knee.
Sterling Shepard — the Giants' top receiver on the night — was carted off after suffering a non-contact leg injury on New York's final offensive play. pic.twitter.com/6Q4coDoaRt
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) September 27, 2022
Anytime a non-contact injury like this occurs it is never a good sign, as that is a tell-tale sign of an ACL injury.
Shepard went through tests on Tuesday following the injury and Giants head coach Brian Daboll has revealed a diagnosis that many feared, which is that Shepard unfortunately has torn his ACL in his left knee.
Giants’ HC Brian Daboll told reporters that WR Sterling Shepard did in fact tear his ACL.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2022
This is the latest of a horrific string of injuries in the career of Sterling Shepard, who came back this season from a torn Achilles that he suffered last year.
Many have taken to social media to share their disappointment following this news, and wish Shepard a speedy recovery moving forward.
This really sucks. dude just can't catch a break. https://t.co/9I3yGbkUXL
— Stephen Serda (@StephenSerda) September 27, 2022
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) September 27, 2022
What we all feared for: Sterling Shepard tore his ACL. Devastating blow to one of the league’s truly great human beings. https://t.co/E8bM9HZb5H
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 27, 2022
The Giants announce that Sterling Shepard has torn his ACL. His season and likely his time as a Giant has come to an end.
Very heartbreaking way to end it being the longest tenured Giant + working his way back from the torn Achilles.
— Talkin’ Giants (@TalkinGiants) September 27, 2022
Wishing Sterling Shepard all the best in his recovery
— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) September 27, 2022
This is the latest in a troubling trend of injuries that have occurred on the turf field at MetLife Stadium. Former Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took to social media to voice his frustrations with the seemingly dangerous turf.
New York was already extremely thin at the wide receiver position with injuries to second-year receiver Kadarious Toney and rookie receiver Wan’Dale Robinson.
This certainly won’t help things, which will likely put even more pressure on running back Saquon Barkley to be the only star in town for the Giants’ offense.