Sterling Shepard injures quad in loss to Chiefs as Giants injury bug worsens

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two much wound the dust. 

The Giants cannot support their wide receivers steadfast and connected the field. They suffer some, get a fewer reinforcements and past others spell down and out. 

Sterling Shepard was forced retired of Monday night’s 20-17 nonaccomplishment to the Chiefs successful the 2nd 4th with a quad injury, continuing what has been a frustrating play for the longest-tenured Giants player. 

Early successful the 4th quarter, rookie Kadarius Toney went into the locker country with a thumb injury. He was capable to return. 

“Got stepped on,’’ Toney said. 

Toney was coming backmost aft missing past week’s triumph implicit the Panthers with an ankle wounded and said “felt beauteous good, getting back.’’ 

Earlier successful the game, Dante Pettis, getting snaps connected discourtesy with each the injuries, wounded his enarthrosis portion muffing a punt and was ruled out. 

Sterling Shepard was forced retired  of the crippled  successful  the 2nd  4th   with a quad injury.Sterling Shepard was forced retired of the crippled successful the 2nd 4th with a quad injury.Getty Images

Shepard went down aft Daniel Jones threw a walk successful his absorption and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed was called for walk interference. Shepard stayed down and writhed successful pain. He tried to shingle disconnected the discomfort connected the sideline but was finished for the nighttime with 4 receptions for 25 yards. 

“Tough to spot a feline spell down,’’ Jones said. “I cognize however hard helium worked to get back.’’ 

Shepard missed 2 games earlier this play with a strained hamstring, returned for 1 crippled and past re-injured the hamstring and did not play past week. He did not marque it done 2 quarters successful his return. 

Coach Joe Judge said helium was having issues with his headsets, forcing him to pain 2 timeouts successful the archetypal fractional connected offense. 

“We were having headset issues, it’s happened successful each crippled we’ve had truthful far,’’ Judge said. “We woody with the league and they support giving america antithetic bundle updates. … Whoever is successful complaint of it, they amended hole it fast, that’s it.’’ 

When this was becoming a bigger contented during the postgame property league than helium wanted, Judge added “Again, look, I don’t privation to marque this astir anserine headsets. That wasn’t the origin successful the game. We got to bash different things connected our ain for america to beryllium successful.’’ 

Joe Judge claimed that the Giants person  experienced headset issues passim  the play   aft  the Giants' 20-17 nonaccomplishment   to the Chiefs Monday night.Joe Judge claimed that the Giants person experienced headset issues passim the play aft the Giants’ 20-17 nonaccomplishment to the Chiefs connected Monday night. AP

Toney was called implicit by nary different than Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss for a speedy pregame meet-and-greet. … The Giants enactment WR John Ross backmost connected kickoff return, thing helium ne'er did with the Bengals. There is simply a request for a instrumentality antheral with C.J. Board connected injured reserve. Darnay Holmes got the kickoff to commencement the 2nd half. 

The Giants activated rookie CB Aaron Robinson disconnected the physically incapable to execute list, paving the mode for the third-round prime to marque his NFL debut. Robinson had been sidelined each summertime with a halfway musculus wounded and missed each of grooming camp. He saw enactment close distant arsenic a slot corner. 

Also added to the roster for this game: LB Bernardrick McKinney and LB Trent Harris were activated disconnected the signifier squad and DB Steven Parker was signed disconnected the signifier squad. LB Carter Coughlin, who has had a unsmooth 2nd season, was enactment connected injured reserve. 

Chiefs CB DeAndre Baker, a Giants first-round draught prime successful 2019, was inactive. Baker started 1 crippled and played extensively connected defence successful Weeks 3 and 4 but was mostly connected the seat precocious for the Chiefs.