Giants Confirm WR Sterling Shepard Tore His ACL

Giants HC Brian Daboll confirmed on Tuesday morning that WR Sterling Shepard tore his ACL last night, per Pat Leonard.

Sterling Shepard

It’s a big blow to New York’s offense, as Shepard was their most reliable receiver and they don’t have a lot of depth behind him. 

He was coming off a torn Achilles that ended his 2021 season as well. Expect the Giants to put him on injured reserve for the second straight season. 

Shepard, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2016. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $5.944 million rookie contract when he agreed to a four-year, $41 million extension that includes $21.3 million guaranteed. 

Shepard was set to make base salaries of $8.475 and $9.475 million in the final two years of his deal, however the two sides agreed to a reworked deal that makes him a free agent in 2023.

In 2022, Shepard has appeared in three games for the Giants and caught 13 passes for 154 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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