Giants rookie DL Kayvon Thibodeaux suffers knee injury, exits early vs. Bengals

Kayvon Thibodeaux’s second preseason game ended prematurely Sunday night due to injury.

The New York Giants rookie was ruled out after suffering a knee injury early in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Thibodeaux, the fifth overall pick in the 2022 draft, was preparing to tackle Bengals runner Chris Evans, when he was hit low by tight end Thaddeus Moss. Thibodeaux’s right knee bent inward, and the 21-year-old went to the turf. The defensive lineman was attended to by trainers, walked off the field under his own power and was taken to the medical tent before finally heading to the locker room.

There’s initial optimism in New York that Thibodeaux avoided a major injury, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported.

Before exiting due to injury, Thibodeaux started and played 15 snaps, logging one tackle. The rookie out of Oregon played 14 snaps in New York’s preseason opener.

Around The NFL will have more on Thibodeaux’s status shortly.

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