We are now less than one month away from NY Giants training camp arriving and there has been plenty of concern among the fanbase about one player in particular: No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux. The rookie playmaker suffered a tweaked hip during the spring and wasn’t able to do his thing during minicamp.
Head coach Brian Daboll only gave a few vague updates on the first-round pick, but he did say that it wasn’t a guarantee that Thibodeaux would be good to go for the start of camp. Well, Giants Nation doesn’t need to worry about that anymore, as Thibodeaux told the NFL.com’s Brooke Cersosimo that nothing will stop him from taking the field when rookies report.
NY Giants LB Kayvon Thibodeaux will be fully healthy for training camp
“I’m fully healthy, I’m doing fine,” Thibodeaux told Cersosimo. “I’m back training and I’ll be ready to go for training camp.”
That’s a short and sweet quote from the former Oregon superstar, but it’s been an update that people all over New York and New Jersey have been waiting to hear. Thibodeaux is the future for this team and the expectations are going to be through the roof for him during his first year with the NFC East side.
The worry was no question there, as people feared he wouldn’t be fully fit for the start of camp. Even worse, plenty of folks were convinced that Thibodeaux would potentially be on the sidelines for the Week 1 matchup against the Titans in Nashville. Instead, Thibodeaux will be suited up and ready to apply plenty of pressure on signal-caller Ryan Tannehill.
Before that contest does arrive, Thibodeaux will report for camp with the rookie class on July 19. Then after that, those first-year guys will be joined by the rest of the team on July 26. After going 4-13, every NY player will look to make folks happy in 2022 by wiping away all the bad memories from last year.
Thibodeaux and fellow first-round pick Evan Neal are going to have plenty of attention on them from Day 1 of camp. Thankfully for Daboll, Thibodeaux will lace up his cleats and throw on his pads from the start of things. People can’t wait to see what the pass-rusher will be able to accomplish in the coming months.