Sterling Shepard left Giants practice early on a cart. 

By Dan Gartland
August 02, 2017

Giants receiver Sterling Shepard was carted off the practice field on Wednesday with an apparent leg injury. 

ESPN’s Jordan Raanan reported that Shepard appeared to be in tears as he left the field, though NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports the Giants are “hopeful it’s just a bad roll of his ankle.” 

Head coach Ben McAdoo said after practice that the Shepard has a “basketball-type” sprained ankle after planting his foot while running a hammer-route. 

Shepard impressed as a rookie last season, coming in second behind Odell Beckham among Giants receivers in catches, yards and touchdowns. He had 65 receptions for 683 yards and eight touchdowns while starting all 16 games. 

The Giants added veteran Brandon Marshall this spring to replace the departing Victor Cruz. Beckham, Marshall and Shepard are expected to lead the Giants’ three-receiver attack, with rookie Evan Engram at tight end. 

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