The Giants are already dealing with a key injury in the first week of training camp.
New York’s potential No. 1 receiver, Sterling Shepard, suffered a broken thumb and will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, the team announced Thursday.
The X-ray on Sterling Shepard’s thumb revealed a fracture. Shepard will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
— New York Giants (@Giants) July 25, 2019
Shepard is entering his first season as New York’s No. 1 option on the outside after the team dealt Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns this offseason.
The 26-year-old had 66 catches for 872 yards and four touchdowns last season and has had 59 or more catches in each of his first three years with the club.
He has also had 600 receiving yards or more in every year he has played for the Giants.
Shepard was originally a second-round pick by the Giants out of Oklahoma in 2016.
New York did sign Golden Tate this offseason, so he would likely see more passes if Shepard misses any time to start the season.
Corey Coleman is also on the team’s roster as are Cody Latimer, Darius Slayton and Russell Shepard.