Giants lose Shepard, Slayton through injury to Falcons


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Giants lose Shepard, Slayton through injury to Falcons

Shepard and Slayton have hamstring ailments and left the match

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The New York Giants lost wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton to hamstring injuries in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.

Starting linebacker Blake Martinez also needed help off the field with a knee injury.

The Giants came into the game with concerns about the health of wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip). The offseason acquisition was intermittent in the first half.

Rookie Kadarius Toney and CJ Board received significant plays because of the Giants’ shortage of wide receivers.

Shepard and Slayton limped off the field after Sunday’s first-half plays. They entered the locker room almost instantly.

Martinez fell to the ground while trying to make a tackle early in the first quarter. A coach helped him to the bench before heading to the locker room.

Shepard was the Giants’ main receiver and Martinez their main tackler. Shepard came in with 16 receptions for 207 yards and a touchdown. Slayton was second on the team with 119 receiving yards coming in Sunday.


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