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Shane Vereen Injury: Updates on Giants RB's Concussion and Return

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25:   Shane Vereen #34 of the New York Giants in action against the Washington Redskins during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 25, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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New York Giants running back Shane Vereen suffered a concussion in Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys. His official playing status for Week 15 against the Detroit Lions has yet to be announced.

Continue for updates.


Latest on Vereen's Practice Status

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Art Stapleton of the Record reported Vereen is taking part in Wednesday's practice session. Stapleton later added Vereen remains in the concussion protocol.


Vereen Has Missed Most of Season Through Injury

Vereen had just one catch for 10 yards before coming out of the game.

Vereen went on injured reserve after Week 3 and had surgery to repair his torn triceps. The team announced it activated the running back on Dec. 10 for his highly anticipated return.

Unfortunately, this latest injury continues an unlucky season for the veteran running back.

Before getting hurt, Vereen was headed to a major role within the Giants offense. He totaled 147 rushing yards and a touchdown as well as 75 receiving yards in the first three games of the season.

That came after finishing third on the team with 494 receiving yards last season. Vereen spent his first four years with the New England Patriots, mostly used as a receiver out of the backfield.

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With Vereen once again out, the Giants will turn to rookie Paul Perkins as a complement to starter Rashad Jennings. 

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