Sterling Shepard Reportedly Injures Hip In First Half

Giants Wide Receiver Remained In The Game

Brandon Contes
December 29, 2019 - 5:46 pm
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Early in the second quarter of the Giants final game this season, quarterback Daniel Jones and wideout Sterling Shepard failed to connect on a deep pass.

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Shepard beat his man off the line of scrimmage to create separation, but Jones was unable to deliver him the ball in what would have been a large gain. Appearing to be frustrated with the play, Shepard was seen banging his head against the bench on the Giants' sideline.

But according to the NFL on FOX broadcast, it was more than just the failed pass and catch that irked Shepard. Sideline reporter Shannon Spake informed viewers Shepard hurt his right hip and “was in a significant amount of pain” after the play.

Shepard remained in the game, returning to the field for Big Blue’s next offensive series. Suffering two concussions this season, the 26-year old wide receiver was sidelined for six games in 2019.

Entering the Giants-Eagles Week 17 matchup at Met Life Stadium, Shepard had 52 catches for 537 yards in nine games, all of which were career lows. Big Blue signed the wide receiver to a 4-year $41 million contract in the offseason, with $21.6 million guaranteed.

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