EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Giants rookie edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux sprained the MCL in his proper knee within the preseason victory over the defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals.
Coach Brian Daboll stated Monday that No. 5 general choose within the draft was being listed as daily and he hopes to have him again on the sector as quickly as potential.
It is too early to say whether or not Thibodeaux will likely be prepared for the season opener on Sept. 11 in Tennessee in opposition to the Titans.
Daboll additionally bought unhealthy information on fellow rookie linebacker Darrian Beavers, the group’s sixth-round choose. The Cincinnati product tore the ACL in his left knee within the third quarterand he is not going to play this season.
Veteran placekicker Graham Gano sustained a concussion trying to make a deal with on a 73-yard kickoff return by Chris Evans within the second quarter. Daboll stated the Giants could have to herald a placekicker to deal with the workload this week somewhat than depend on punter Jamie Gillan.
Gillan dealt with all of the kicking duties within the second half. He made a 31-yard discipline objective out of the maintain of security Julian Love and had three of his 4 kickoffs go for touchbacks.
Thibodeaux is a freakish expertise with measurement, velocity and energy. He has rapidly moved into the beginning line in coordinator Wink Martindale’s protection as a bookend edge rusher with Azeez Ojulari.
Veterans Jihad Ward, Oshane Ximines and free agent North Carolina rookie Tomon Fox will likely be given alternatives to switch him.
“KT been doing the whole lot we requested him to do since he is been right here, being a superb teammate and he is labored extraordinarily exhausting,” Daboll stated. “So definitely, you by no means wish to miss time, however he has the appropriate perspective, the appropriate method. He’ll rehab as exhausting as he can and be able to go when he is able to go.”
Thibodeaux was harm when he was hit on the appropriate knee on a minimize block by Bengals tight finish Thaddeus Moss on a working play from the Giants 15. Moss lined up on the left facet of the Cincinnati line and got here throughout to the opposite facet of the road to make the block.
“These are robust blocks,” Daboll stated. “The blocks which can be coming from throughout the road of scrimmage, throughout the deal with field. You have to see it, then you definately bought to do an incredible job of attempting to play along with your fingers. So it is unlucky that KT went down. However that is a part of the sport.”
The Giants have a joint follow with the Jets on Thursday and the groups will shut out the preseason on Sunday night time with a sport at MetLife Stadium, the house stadium for each groups.