Another Giants injury fear became a reality on Wednesday.
Sterling Shepard does in fact have "turf toe" and will miss the next three games after the team announced he will be going on the IR. It was suspected that he was dealing with that, but the team was awaiting MRI results to say for sure.
Shepard left Sunday's game early after falling awkwardly during a tackle. He came up hobbling and went immediately to the sideline where trainers looked at his toe.
After a 16-game season in 2018, Shepard now has two seasons where injuries have kept him from getting into a groove. Last season, it was concussion issues that forced him to miss six games.
Also, this is a great opportunity for Evan Engram to get more involved than he has in the first two games of the season. He hauled in six catches on eight targets for 65 yards last game, but had trouble in the season debut with just two receptions on seven targets which included a couple drops.
And finally, Shepard was actually the corresponding move for RB Devonta Freeman joining the Giants officially. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed that his deal is worth up to $3 million, and he'll immediately slot in to work in the committee of running back for the Giants with Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman to make up for Saquon Barkley's loss.