Since what feels like forever, the NY Giants have dealt with simply an unreal amount of injuries. There’s been no luck there and you can’t argue with that fact. This past year has been no exception, with multiple Giants players sustaining injuries that are causing them to miss time during training camp and potentially some of the season.
While the number of injuries are not too bad as things stand, the players who are dealing with them play big roles on the team – meaning that if their injuries last into the season, as doubtful as that is, it could cause some issues for both sides of the ball. Here’s three players in particular who fans are worried about.
3. WR Sterling Shepard
After a torn Achilles in Week 14 of last season caused Sterling Shepard to miss the remainder of the campaign, it was unknown how long it would take Shepard to make his eventual return. So far, things are not looking too bright for the 29 year old, as he was recently placed on the PUP list.
Typically, it takes anywhere from 6-12 months for a person to recover from a torn achilles. While obviously the medical personnel for Shepard is a bit more advanced than what the average person has access to, it will still take time for him to fully recover.
Some reports had stated that Shepard could be cleared by the early summer. We are now about to be in August and there is still no clear sign as to when Shepard will return. While it is to be expected that Shepard will be good to go by Week 1, any kind of setback could derail this.
Shepard, when healthy, has always been an important piece to the NY Giants offense. If the team starts the season without him, the offense could take a hit in terms of production.