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Friday, May 29, 2020

Sterling Shepard back in concussion protocol, won’t play against Cowboys

Sterling Shepard

The New York Giants said on Friday that Sterling Shepard had cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and was on track to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, but it appears the wide receiver has suffered a setback.

On Sunday, the Giants announced that Shepard has been ruled out for the game and is back in the concussion protocol. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Shepard was not feeling well when he arrived to work on Sunday morning.

Shepard suffered a concussion on Oct. 6 against the Minnesota Vikings, and he has missed New York’s past three games. That concussion was his second of the year. He was cleared by an independent neurologist on Friday, but the symptoms he reported on Sunday have landed him back in the protocol. He actually played through the first concussion, which prompted an investigation from the NFL and NFL Players Association.

Shepard is the Giants’ No. 1 receiver this year after Odell Beckham Jr. was traded to the Cleveland Browns. The 26-year-old has 25 catches for 267 yards and a touchdown in 2019. Hopefully he will be fully recovered from the head injury soon.

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