Former Oklahoma standout wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a low-ankle sprain during a New York Giants workout Wednesday, as reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard underwent initial tests + immediate diagnosis is a low-ankle sprain, source says. In line with what McAdoo said.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 2, 2017
Reports surfaced Wednesday that Shepard was carted off the field during a Giants preseason workout after rolling his ankle while running a short route. NJ Advanced Media’s Dan Duggan posted a video on Twitter of Shepard riding on the cart, apparently injured.
Sterling Shepard getting carted off the field. Not clear what happened, but trainers appeared to be checking his right leg. pic.twitter.com/Zc017SKjb8
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 2, 2017
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo alleviated any fears of a serious injury to Shepard, however, when he told reporters post-practice that Shepard only suffered a sprain and would be furthered evaluated, according to CBS Dallas Fort-Worth.
Shepard, who is entering his second season with the Giants, played as a wide-receiver for the Sooners from 2012-15 before being drafted by the Giants 40th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. Shepard caught 233 passes for 3,482 yards and 26 touchdowns in his four seasons at Oklahoma. He had 65 receptions for 683 yards and 8 touchdowns in his 2016 rookie NFL season.