Giants WR Sterling Shepard has ‘no doubt’ he will play again this season
Shepard has ‘no doubt’ that he will play again this season after dealing with a concussion and that his return could be looming.
“Oh, I’ll be back out on the field,” Shepard said, via Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. “It’s just whether it’s gonna be this week or next week.”
There has been frustration from Shepard regarding the recovery process but both he and the Giants are focused on using a cautious process. He says that he has been ‘symptom-free’ for two weeks but the team is ‘protecting me from myself.’
“I’m just leaning [on the advice of what is said] medically, and I’m going to listen to my body,” he said. “I know what my body is supposed to feel like, and when I feel like I’m ready to come back, then I’ll come back. But, I’ve been feeling that way for two weeks. It’s kinda them just protecting me from myself, I guess you can say, but I’m trying to get back as soon as possible, and just waiting to hear their thoughts.”
The Giants signed Shepard to a four-year, $41 million contract in the offseason, so it’s understandable why they would be approaching his concussion injury with caution.
So far this season, Shepard has recorded 25 receptions for 267 yards and one touchdown in four games.