The Giants lost the services of one of their starting receivers and top players on Thursday, as Sterling Shepard suffered a fractured thumb in the very first practice of training camp, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
He will be out of action for at least two weeks and then evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
The Giants open their regular season Sept. 8 against the Cowboys. Given this injury and the precaution the Giants will take with one of their most important players, Shepard is likely to miss most of, if not all of the preseason.
Shepard was injured when he reached down attempting to scoop up a low pass from Eli Manning, with cornerback Janoris Jenkins defending on the play. Shepard made the catch but came away holding his left hand. He was forced out of the remainder of practice and X-rays revealed the fracture.
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