Thibodeaux has MCL sprain, Giants hopeful for Week 1 status

Posted: 22/08/2022 in NFL
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New York Giants rookie pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux is expected to miss three-to-four weeks after suffering an MCL sprain in Sunday’s preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Giants are hopeful that he can recover on the short end of the expected timeline and be cleared to play in their regular-season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 11, according to Schefter.

Thibodeaux was hurt on a low block from Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss. He was able to walk off under his own power before being taken to the locker room and ruled out for the rest of the game.

Selected with the No. 5 overall pick after a stellar run at Oregon, the 21-year-old is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the Giants’ pass rush as a rookie.

Thibodeaux recorded 19 sacks and 35.5 tackles for loss across three seasons in Eugene, capping off his college career with consensus All-American honors as a junior in 2021.

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