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The Giants receivers are banged up-Dr. Friedman

Eric Friedman, M.D.

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Update: Golden Tate has just been issued a 4 game PED suspension (will appeal), which would make the giants even more short handed at receiver.

 

The Giants Receivers are banged up.

There was big turnover for the Giants receiving corps this offseason.  Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Odell Beckham Jr. was traded to the Cleveland Browns and the Giants signed Golden Tate.  Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate are expected to be the starting WRs.  During practice on 7/25 Sterling Shepard was said to have a left thumb fracture.  Based on the fact he is not having surgery and the type of splint he was seen wearing during practice on 7/26, I think he has a non-displaced, distal phalanx fracture.  In other words, the tip of his thumb is fractured. The distal phalanx is the most common fracture of all finger fractures.  As far as return to play, Sterling Shepard should be 100% by week 1 vs the Cowboys on 9/8.  You probably will not see much of Sterling Shepard in the preseason, but he is in the same system and should not be hurt by missing some preseason games.  I think Sterling Shepard could be a good fantasy pick-up in late rounds solely because he will get plenty of targets.

 

Corey Coleman, a former first round pick for the Browns in 2016 was signed by the Giants during the season last year and was expected to contribute this year.  Unfortunately, at Giants practice on 7/25 Corey Coleman tore his ACL ending his 2019 season.  The only positive of tearing his ACL is that it was so early in training camp he should be back and ready to go for the 2020 season.

 

With the Giants having one receiver done for the season and another receiver who will be limited in practice for most of training camp, expect them to sign someone in the next few days.  Especially since another WR Brittan Golden reportedly had a groin injury during practice on 7/26/19.  They need some healthy bodies at the position.

My name is Eric Friedman and I'm originally from New York. I am a big New York sports fan including the Giants, Mets, Knicks, and Rangers. I played multiple sports in high school including baseball, basketball, and tennis. I went down south after high school and attended Wake Forest University, where I majored in health and exercise science and minored in Biology. I stayed for medical school and graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine. Now, I am living in Baltimore where I work as an emergency medicine resident at the University of Maryland and Shock Trauma. I plan to go to sports medicine fellowship afterwards due to my love of sports and helping athletes get healthy and back on the field. I have worked at multiple sports medicine clinics and have published research about achilles tendon tears. I am on twitter @sportsinjuryMD

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