Sterling Shepard carted off field at Giants practice after rolling ankle

Jordan Raanan

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was carted off the field during practice Wednesday with an ankle injury, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN (via ESPN's Adam Schefter). That indicates that it is likely a low ankle sprain, which has a shorter recovery period than a high-ankle sprain. After going through an array of tests, Shepard has been diagnosed with a low ankle sprain according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. As long as it is not a torn meniscus or a torn ACL as these injuries are much more hard to heal and come back from. Usually when a player tears up they know the outcome isn't good. Either way, time will tell what kind of injury it is exactly.

As a rookie last season, Shepard turned heads. They finished at 11-5 and lost to the Green Bay Packers in the wild card round. The team will be hoping for a better result next year with their acquired offensive weapons. Shepard's injury was serious enough that he had to be carted off the field in tears, so we still wouldn't rule out a high ankle sprain, but the news is positive. He was said at practice to be "stretching with teammates and jogging".




Shepard, a slot receiver, figured to play a major part in the Giants' offense in the upcoming season alongside wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall. Pierre-Paul is a big part of the Giants defense and he is an fantastic player.

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