Kayvon Thibodeaux injury update finally arrives on the NY Giants rookie

NY Giants, Kayvon Thibodeaux. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
NY Giants, Kayvon Thibodeaux. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) /

Obviously, one of the biggest concerns from NY Giants minicamp was No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux rocking a red jersey due to injury. Fans were worried about the pass-rusher, and outside of head coach Brian Daboll giving a couple vague updates on the rookie, no one knew what was going on.

The reliable Dan Duggan has changed that. The Giants insider for The Athletic has been informed by a source that Thibodeaux was dealing with a tweaked hip during minicamp, which was why he wasn’t able to be a full participant. On top of that, Duggan is also reporting that the injury is considered ‘minor’ and that he expects the sack machine to be good to go for training camp.

NY Giants LB Kayvon Thibodeaux tweaked hip is nothing to worry about

This is a fantastic update from Duggan and one that will help Giants Nation as a whole sleep a little bit easier at night. The G-Men dealt with a plethora of injuries during OTAs and minicamp, with Thibodeaux no question being one of the biggest names who was sidelined. He was joined in red by Kadarius Toney, Kenny Golladay and many others.

Standout left tackle Andrew Thomas is still recovering from his offseason ankle surgery as well, but he’s been grinding around the clock. A recent workout clip that dropped of him in Atlanta was downright impressive. Following that positive update on the hoss, even more positive news has come in with the latest tidbit on Thibodeaux.

The former Oregon standout is being looked at as the future for the Giants defense and he’s clearly got Azeez Ojulari’s rookie sacks record of eight in mind. Thibodeaux will have the chance to get things going in a big way come Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, as people are counting down the days for that showdown to arrive.

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During minicamp, Daboll said that he couldn’t guarantee that Thibodeaux would be ready for the first day of camp. It was just announced that rookies will report on July 19, while the veterans will make their way to East Rutherford on July 26.

There was some concern that Thibodeaux wouldn’t be able to suit up for Day 1, but Duggan has calmed plenty of nerves. From the looks of things, Thibodeaux will be good to go and take things into overdrive leading up to the new campaign.