Veteran New York Giants wide receiver Corey Coleman suffered a torn ACL at the first full-team training camp practice on Thursday.
Multiple devastating blows have smacked the New York Giants in the face already, and it’s only day No. 2.
Along with wide receiver Sterling Shepard fracturing his thumb on Thursday, receiver Corey Coleman suffered a torn ACL.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the news. His season is now over.
Not only did Giants WR Sterling Shepard dislocate his thumb at Thursday’s practice, but WR Corey Coleman also tore his ACL. Brutal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2019
What a horrible loss for Big Blue. Coleman was going to compete for the third-string receiver job behind Shepard and Golden Tate. Now, that’s all over.
With Shepard most likely (and hopefully) returning for the season-opener against the Dallas Cowboys, the Giants will need to focus on other receivers for the third-string job. Options include Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, along with Russell Shepard. All were on the Giants roster last season.
The Giants will also need to look to other options now as far as the return game. Coleman was going to be one of the front-runners to get the job for that position. Big Blue will now consider Jabrill Peppers, Latimer, among others for to return punts and kicks for them.
Through eight games last year, Coleman caught five balls for 71 yards. Previously a first-round pick for the Cleveland Browns, Coleman hasn’t had much success in the NFL thus far. He was looking for a career resurgence in 2019 and was in a good position to do so.
A sad day overall for the organization and fans.