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Giants Release Game Status For WR Sterling Shepard

Sterling Shepard interacting with fans after a Giants game.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 14: Sterling Shepard #87 of the New York Giants runs off the field after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the game with a score of 20 to 21 at MetLife Stadium on November 14, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

When the New York Giants take the field this Sunday against the Detroit Lions, they'll be without their top wideout. For the third-straight game, the G-Men will not have Sterling Shepard.

Shepard has missed the past few weeks due to a concussion. It's the second time this season that he's suffered this type of injury.

New York obviously wants to be cautious with this injury, especially since it's happened twice. In an effort to keep Shepard healthy for the long haul, the team will hold him from this weekend's game.

The Giants announced on Friday that Shepard is officially out against the Lions.

On the bright side, the Giants will have Saquon Barkley and Cody Latimer available in Detroit.

Since the offense won't have Shepard yet again, the top receivers for Daniel Jones will be Darius Slayton and Golden Tate.

This weekend presents a must-win game for the Giants if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. Another loss would drop them to 2-6 on the season.

As for Shepard, all that matters is that he makes a full recovery from his concussion. He's already shown that he's more than capable of being a key part of the Giants offense when he's healthy.