As relieved as the New York Giants will be to have Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram back, the outlook isn't as good for star wide receiver Sterling Shepard. The fourth-year wideout has been dealing with a concussion and the latest update doesn't bode well for him playing this weekend.
According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, Shepard has not cleared the concussion protocol yet. As a result, he will be ruled out for their Week 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Raanan reported that Shepard has been practicing with a non-contact jersey, but the team will be very cautious with him.
Shepard has suffered two concussions this season and has missed two of their last four games.
Despite missing two games this season, Shepard still leads all Giants wideouts in receptions and receiving yards. He has 25 receptions for 267 yards and a touchdown to this point.
New York is currently 2-4 and on a two-game losing streak. But the Giants have had a few extra days to rest after their game against the Patriots eight days ago.
For the Giants' sakes, they'll want him back as quickly as possible since their bye doesn't come until Week 11.
Will the Giants beat the Cardinals this weekend without Sterling Shepard?