Sterling Shepard Carted Off at Giants Practice After Ankle Injury

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 2, 2017

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) in action against the Detroit Lions during an NFL game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Brad Penner)
Brad Penner/Associated Press

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was carted off the field during practice Wednesday with an ankle injury, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN (via ESPN's Adam Schefter).

Raanan added "it doesn't look encouraging" for Shepard (via Schefter). Raanan previously reported Shepard was in "serious pain" and appeared to be in tears. However, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com reported the Giants are "hopeful" the injury is just a "bad roll of his ankle."

The Giants selected Shepard with the No. 40 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft out of Oklahoma.

Shepard responded with a solid rookie campaign, accumulating 65 receptions for 683 yards and eight touchdowns.

He is penciled in as the Giants' primary slot receiver to complement the outside threats of Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall.

Even with Shepard potentially out of action, the Giants can lean on Beckham and Marshall, as well as rookie tight end Evan Engram. Dwayne Harris will play an even bigger role and will slide into the team's three-wideout sets, while Roger Lewis, Darius Powe and Tavarres King could see more snaps.

Related

    AAF Week 2 Scores from Sunday

    NFL logo
    NFL

    AAF Week 2 Scores from Sunday

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report

    Jerry Jones May Have Tried to Lure Adam Silver to NFL

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Jerry Jones May Have Tried to Lure Adam Silver to NFL

    Eli Cuellar
    via Cowboys Wire

    Vegas Releases Odds on Who OBJ Will Play for in 2019

    New York Giants logo
    New York Giants

    Vegas Releases Odds on Who OBJ Will Play for in 2019

    New York Giants
    via New York Giants

    Five-Point Plan to Fix Giants Has Some Holes

    New York Giants logo
    New York Giants

    Five-Point Plan to Fix Giants Has Some Holes

    Dan Benton
    via Giants Wire