Giants' Sterling Shepard In League Protocol With Concussion

Ryan Chatelain
September 09, 2019 - 5:31 pm

The Giants will have to sweat out whether No. 1 wide receiver Sterling Shepard will be available in Week 2.

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The team announced Monday that Shepard does have a concussion and has entered the league's protocol. Head coach Pat Shurmur had mentioned in his press conference earlier that Shepard might have a concussion, and those fears now have been realized. 

Shepard played on 68 of the Giants' 69 offensive snaps and caught six passes for 42 yards in a 35-17 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Receiver depth could prove to be a big issue for the Giants now. They are already without starting wide receiver Golden Tate, who is serving a PED suspension. And they also lost Corey Coleman to a torn ACL on the first day of training camp in July. 

If Sterling Shepard can't play Sunday against Buffalo, Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard would be Eli Manning's top wide receiver options.

Shurmur also said right guard Kevin Zeitler is having his left shoulder evaluated.