Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard is carted off the field after an injury in the fourth quarter Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys in East Rutherford, N.J. Frank Franklin II/Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Veteran wide receiver Sterling Shepard tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on the New York Giants’ final offensive play in their loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Coach Brian Daboll said Tuesday.

Daboll had indicated after Monday night’s game that the injury to New York’s leading receiver was serious.

Shepard was jogging down the right hashmark when he suddenly fell to the artificial turf at the MetLife Stadium and grabbed his knee with both hands. He was taken off the field on a cart.

This is the second major injury for the 29-year-old, who is the longest-tenured player on the Giants. He tore an Achilles tendon late last season and managed to rehabilitate it and play on opening day, catching a 65-yard touchdown pass.

Daboll did not say Shepard will miss the rest of the season, but it generally takes a year to recover from an ACL injury. With his injury history and age, Shepard may have played his final NFL game.

Daboll said the Giants (2-1) will try to use the players on the roster to replace Shepard. Receivers Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring) both were inactive on Monday, but the coach said they are making progress with their injuries.


Shepard led the Giants with five catches for 49 yards on Monday night. He had 13 catches for a team-high 154 yards and a TD in three games.

New York hosts Chicago (2-1) on Sunday.

BROWNS: Star defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a sprained shoulder, strained biceps and minor cuts when he flipped his Porsche in a frightening single-car accident on Monday.

Garrett, who spent several hours being treated at a hospital, rolled his car on a rural road following practice. He was driving with an unidentified female passenge, who was also taken for emergency care.

Despite his many injuries, Garrett has not yet been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons (1-2).

The Browns released a statement Tuesday night saying they were “thankful that Myles, his passenger and no other parties were seriously injured in the single-car accident yesterday.”


The team said its doctors concluded Garrett injured his shoulder, biceps and had some “minor lacerations as well as some bumps and bruises to various other body parts.”

“Myles didn’t suffer any fractures and has also cleared concussion protocol,” the team said. “Currently, our focus is on providing Myles the medical care needed for him to return to football activity. Although we hope to have him back soon, his availability for Sunday’s game in Atlanta will be evaluated by team doctors throughout the week.”

Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a release that troopers arrived at the scene of the accident to find Garrett’s damaged car on the side of the road after it appeared to flip over several times.

Garrett had been driving on State Road in Sharon Township while traveling south after he left the team’s headquarters in Berea, Ohio.

The highway patrol doesn’t suspect impairment from drugs or alcohol. Garrett and his passenger were both wearing seat belts in his Porsche 911 Turbo S. The crash is still under investigation.

Bodycam footage released by the Medina County Sheriff’s office showed Garrett being checked by responding medical personnel at the scene. Garrett appears dazed and his right hand is bloody while sitting on the ground near his overturned car.


In the video footage, Garrett flexes his right arm and states his biceps are sore. One of the emergency medical personnel helps the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder to his feet and walks him slowly to the ambulance.

While Garrett is being treated, the female passenger is checked while laying down a few feet away. The sheriff’s office blurred her face for privacy.

BEARS: Receiver Byron Pringle will miss at least four games because of a calf injury after the team placed him on injured reserve.

Pringle left in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans, after catching one pass for 11 yards. He has two receptions for 33 yards after signing with Chicago in the offseason.

The Bears also signed linebacker Joe Thomas from the practice squad to the active roster.

CHARGERS: The Los Angeles Chargers placed wide receiver Jalen Guyton on injured reserve and claimed outside linebacker Derrek Tuszka off waivers.


Tuszka made his first NFL start for the Tennessee Titans in last week’s win over the Las Vegas Raiders, getting two tackles. Tuszka was a seventh-round pick by Denver in 2020 and also played for Pittsburgh and Tennessee.

Guyton, in his fourth season with the Chargers, suffered a torn ACL on the final possession of last week’s 38-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had two receptions for 64 yards in the game, including a 54-yard catch in the third quarter.

STEELERS: There are plenty of people concerned with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense, including a significant chunk of the players whose job it is to make it go.

Don’t count Coach Mike Tomlin among them.

While Tomlin is hardly pleased with what he’s seen in general from the Steelers following back-to-back losses that have dropped them to 1-2 heading into Sunday’s visit by the New York Jets (1-2), he’s not panicking either.

It’s still September. The season is longer than ever.


So rather than blow everything up – or specifically, bench starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky in favor of rookie first-round pick Kenny Pickett – Tomlin is essentially doubling down.

Not only is he not overly worried about an offense that ranks 31st in yards through three weeks, he believes it is heading in the right direction.

“Largely I’m seeing improvements at all areas, whether it’s individuals or whether it’s the collective and so it’s our job to tune out the noise and remain committed to the path that we’re on,” Tomlin said.

A path that still includes Trubisky, whose early returns in Pittsburgh largely mirror what he produced during four enigmatic seasons in Chicago from 2017-20.

Trubisky’s quarterback rating of 77.7 is 29th among active starters and his 5.5 yards per pass attempt is last.

Tomlin anticipated an adjustment period with Trubisky taking over for Ben Roethlisberger. The growing pains are difficult to miss. Pittsburgh’s offense is running in fits and starts while it searches for an identity that isn’t readily apparent with October looming.

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