Showing posts with label Sterling Shepard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sterling Shepard. Show all posts


Sterling Shepard Remains in Concussion Protocol

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Wide receiver Sterling Shepard will remain in the league's concussion protocol, NY Giants coach Pat Shurmur said, via Newsday.

Still suffering concussion-like symptoms, he missed a fifth consecutive game on Sunday when Giants loss to NY Jets, 34-27.

With an open Week 11, Shepard is expected to clear protocol at some point this week, according to Tom Rock of Newsday.

Last week, Shepard’s symptoms were described by Shurmur, as ‘serious' and deserving of a ‘serious response.’

New York travels to Chicago for a Week 12 contest.


Sterling Shepard Ruled Out Against New York Jets

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New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard will remain sidelined another week with concussion-symptoms.

Shepard will stay in the league's concussion protocol missing Sunday's game against New York Jets, the team announced on Friday. He returned to Giants' practice field on Thursday, running with trainers before stretching with teammates, Daily News reported.

It will be his fifth consecutive game missed due to being concussed and sixth of the season.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur on Tuesday characterized it as ‘serious' that deserved a “serious response.”

The Giants have a bye next week before playing traveling to play Chicago Bears in Week 12.


Sterling Shepard's Entry Into Protocol Casts Doubt About Return

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Wide receiver Sterling Shepard’s concussion appears more serious than first thought after returning to the league’s concussion protocol.

Shepard, cleared by an independent neurologist on Friday, met with New York Giants' medical staff on Saturday after not feeling well in the morning. He subsequently returned to the protocol, casting doubt about his return this season.

“This is a serious injury, and in my mind it requires a serious response, ” head coach Pat Shurmur said following the loss against Dallas Cowboys, via

The fourth-year veteran’s status for Sunday's game against New York Jets is questionable at best but in serious doubt. He sat out practice on Wednesday.

"We want to make sure he's well when he goes back out there," Shurmur added. "We need to be very deliberate about guys coming back from injuries such as this. They certainly go through the [concussion] protocol, but there's also the [practice] activity and how they respond to it. At some point, we've got to use our gut."

Shepard has missed five games this season due to concussion-related symptoms.

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WR Sterling Shepard Returns to Concussion Protocol

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New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard re-entered league’s concussion protocol, the team announced on Sunday.

Shepard was previously cleared by an independent neurologist on Friday to play against Dallas Cowboys in tonight's Monday Night Football contest.

“He practiced fully this week and was limited with no contact the two weeks before that,” said Giants coach Pat Schumer via the team's official website. “He told (Sr. VP Medical Services/Head Athletic Trainer) Ronnie (Barnes) last evening (Saturday) he didn’t feel well and was sent for examination and evaluation. When he arrived for work this morning, he still did not feel well. At that point, the decision was made to continue in the concussion protocol.”

The fourth-year veteran has missed much of the season due to concussions --- missing the previous three games after suffering a concussion in week five against the Minnesota Vikings. In the season opener, Shepard suffered concussion-like symptoms against the Cowboys resulting in him missing a game.

Shepard has recorded 25 receptions for 267 yards and a touchdown in four games.


Giants WR Sterling Shepard In Concussion Protocol

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WR Sterling Shepard has entered the NFL’s concussion protocol.

On Monday, New York Giants coach Pat Schumer announced Shepard would undergo concussion related tests. The team didn’t disclose when Shepard suffered the apparent concussion after only missing a single snap against the Cowboys.

"Yeah, he's getting tested," Shurmur told "He has to go through some of the testing. It appears is he might be in the protocol here. But each guy is different, as youu know. We'll just have to see how it goes here."

Shepard provided six catches for 42 yards in productivity in the season-opening 35-17 Giants loss to Dallas Cowboys.

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Shurmer later told reporters in a conference call, “Shepard may be dealing with a concussion.” Shepard was then placed in the league's concussion protocol.

Shepard's status is unclear at best for Sunday's game against Buffalo Bills.


NY Giants Will Walk 'Fine Line' With Sterling Shepard

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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmer said following Monday's practice they will walk a ‘fine line' while Sterling Shepard recovers from a fractured thumb.

“Any time we’re practicing, we have to be smart,” Shurmur told Newsday's Tom Rock. “That’s the fine line between trying to get your work in and being smart.”

Shepard, who signed a 4-year, $41M contract in the offseason, has been catching passes less two weeks removed from suffering the injury in the first practice of camp. Shepard has been wearing a yellow protective jersey, at times, forgetting it for team drills.

“The fact that he’s wearing a yellow jersey should alert you to the fact that you don’t touch him,” said Shurmur.

 “At this point, there have been a couple of times where he was tested, but he’s fine .  .  . He’s out there running routes. I think because of what it takes to play, he’s able to do those things.”


WR Sterling Shepard Suffers Fractured Thumb

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New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a broken thumb in first day of practice on Thursday, the team announced.

The injury occurred after an attempted catch, an x-ray later revealed the fracture after practice. Shepard, will be evaluated week-to-week by the team medical staff.

The 26-year-old former Oklahoma standout signed a four-year, $41 million extension in April.