EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Veteran wide receiver Sterling Shepard tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on the New York Giants‘ final offensive play in their loss to the Dallas Cowboys, coach Brian Daboll said Tuesday.
Daboll had indicated after Monday night’s game that the injury to New York‘s leading receiver was serious.
This is the second major injury for the 29-year-old, who is the longest-tenured player on the Giants. He tore an Achilles tendon late last season and managed to rehabilitate it and play on opening day, catching a 65-yard touchdown pass.
Daboll said the Giants (2-1) will try to use the players on the roster to replace Shepard. Receivers Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring) both were inactive on Monday, but the coach said they are making progress with their injuries.
New York hosts Chicago (2-1) on Sunday.
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