Sterling Shepard carted off in the New York Giants' Monday Night Football game vs the Dallas Cowboys. New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) is carted off the field late in the second half. The Giants fall to the Cowboys, 23-16, at MetLife Stadium on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Nfl Ny Giants Vs Dallas Cowboys Cowboys At Giants

The final offensive play for the New York Giants against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football went quite poorly.

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was intercepted — in game-sealing fashion — by Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs in a 23-16 Dallas victory at MetLife Stadium.

And on the other side of the field, New York wide receiver Sterling Shepard collapsed to the ground with a non-contact left knee injury. He was carted off of the field.

So, that’s a brutal way to end the game, and it’s particularly awful for Shepard, of course.

After Monday night’s game, New York head coach Brian Daboll said that he feels “terrible” for Shepard, and added that Shepard will undergo more tests. The Giants will have more information about the injury by Tuesday morning.

Shepard, 29, was the Giants’ leading receiver on the night with five receptions for 49 yards. He also leads New  York with receiving yards this season at 154 over 13 receptions.

In 2021, he was limited to seven games after suffering a torn Achilles, and he last played more than 12 games in 2018. When on the field, he’s always been productive.

This is another hit to a Giants’ wide receiver room that has featured disappointments, injuries, and players seemingly in Daboll’s doghouse; Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, and Darius Slayton are among the players that fall into those categories. Rookie second-rounder Wan’Dale Robinson could see an expanded role eventually, but he missed Monday night’s game with a knee injury.

The Giants will host the Chicago Bears in Week 4 action on Sunday afternoon.

UPDATE: The Giants announced on Tuesday that Sterling Shepard tore his ACL.

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