Giants' Sterling Shepard out for season with torn ACL

The worst news was realized for New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard.

Head coach Brian Daboll confirmed on Tuesday that Shepard suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.

This comes eight and a half months after Shepard suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.

The injury occurred in the final moments of 23-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. It was a non-contact injury.

After the game, the mood in the locker-room was somber. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay got choked up and running back Saquon Barkley was visibly upset.

“Any player that gets taken off on a cart is not a good sight,” Barkley said. “Obviously, the relationship I have with Shep, it definitely hurts a little bit more.

But at the end of the day, I’m his brother and I’m going to be there for him. I’ve dealt with something like that, you never know until you go in there and get an MRI.

Always have high prayers whoever it is, and he knows I got his back and we have his back. We appreciate everything he does and energy he brings to the team.

“Definitely a gut punch ending. It’s tough. It’s definitely tough. Especially just the type of guy Shep is, his character, the energy he brings to this team. One of my best friends, if not my best friend. So, it sucks to see him go down.”

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