Kayvon Thibodeaux has injury scare in NY Giants preseason game

Kayvon Thibodeaux #5 of the New York Giants (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Kayvon Thibodeaux #5 of the New York Giants (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Former Oregon Duck and New York Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux appeared to suffer a knee injury on Sunday night vs Cincinnati. Following the game, he said he was okay per CBS Sports.

The NFL Preseason always seems to be a time where injuries occur. It did not look good when the NY Giants 2022 first-round pick Kayvon Thibodeaux went down on a cut block Sunday night.

Thibodeaux was down on the turf for several minutes before he waived off the injury cart and was able to get to the sideline under how own power and went straight to the injury tent. The injury occurred with just over 11 minutes left in the first half. He did not return to the field for the remainder of the game.

The cut block play in recent years has been considered a dirty play in the game. Cincinnatti Tight End Thaddeus Moss went low on the play taking out Thibodeaux which in a preseason game was probably not necessary. While the play may not be clean, it is permitted in the NFL as a legal play according to New York Giants Head Coach Brian Daboll, “They allow it. We do it as well. Gotta do a good job playing it. It’s tough luck. Whatever the rules are those are the rules.”

The former Duck was seen walking on the sideline following his time in the injury tent and said, “I’m good.” to the media following the game. Of course, further tests will need to be done to be sure.

It was not a good night for the New York Giants who also had an injury to kicker Graham Gano who suffered a concussion on a tackle in the second quarter. Wide Receiver C.J. Board also suffered a rib injury and linebacker Darrian Beavers suffered a knee injury in the third quarter.

Despite the injuries, it was a 25-22 Giants win. The team is now 2-0 in the NFL Preseason and has one more tuneup vs the New York Jets this weekend before opening the regular season by visiting the Tennessee Titans on the road on Sunday, September 11th for a 1:25 pm Pacific Time kickoff on FOX.

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