Sterling Shepard sends emotional message to NY Giants fans after ACL tear
Hearts are broken all over New York and New Jersey. It’s hard to put into words what NY Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard has meant to this organization over the years. After helping the G-Men get to the playoffs during his rookie season in 2016, Shepard has been with Big Blue during some tough campaigns.
Despite that, he’s always had a smile on his face, even while battling so many injuries. The latest setback for Shepard came on Monday night in the loss to the Dallas Cowboys, with him suffering a season-ending torn ACL. Again, hearts were broken for the veteran wideout. On Wednesday, Shepard took to Instagram to thank everyone for all the well wishes.
NY Giants WR Sterling Shepard is out for the season with his torn ACL
"“I am overwhelmed by the out pour of love and support from family, friends and fans,” Shepard wrote on IG. “As I focus on healing and rehab everyone’s well wishes and prayers will strengthen me as I recover. God bless you all.”"
If you ask any Big Blue supporter out there, they wouldn’t hesitate in saying they’d run through a brick wall for Shepard. Heck, some might even say they’d be willing to give Shep their healthy knees so he could get back on the gridiron and suit up for the Giants. Unfortunately, Shepard indeed is lost for the rest of the season and his time with NY is looking like it’s over too.
No. 87 restructured his deal to come back this fall. With him out of contract, it really feels just about impossible that the team will have him return in 2023, especially with him now having to recover from his torn ACL. This sucks for Shepard, especially after he busted his tail to fight back from his torn Achilles last season.
He just hasn’t been able to stay healthy, which has been devastating to see. People want the world for Shepard and he most certainly has deserved way more success than he’s been able to see in East Rutherford.
If this indeed is the last we see of Shepard at MetLife Stadium playing for Big Blue, then we’d really just got to be thankful for some of the incredible memories he provided the squad. This guy gave his all for the jersey on his back and fans will always love him for that.