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.

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