Kayvon Thibodeaux suffers knee injury after dirty block from Bengals’ Thaddeus Moss

NY Giants, Kayvon Thibodeaux (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NY Giants, Kayvon Thibodeaux (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Hearts have dropped all over East Rutherford on Sunday night, as NY Giants No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux was seen clutching his right knee in the first half of the preseason matchup vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. The injury came in the second quarter, with Thaddeus Moss delivering a dirty chop block on the rookie pass-rusher.

As you’ll be able to see in the video below, Moss indeed went low on Thibodeaux and the outside linebacker was immediately in a ton of pain, holding on to his knee. Thibodeaux was down on the turf for a little while before eventually being able to limp off under his own power. A cart had come out for him, but Thibodeaux waived it off.

NY Giants fans are hoping Kayvon Thibodeaux won’t miss extended time

As soon as Thibodeaux went down, the Big Blue faithful feared the worst. Thankfully, as we mentioned above, Thibodeaux did waive off the cart. People would have gone into panic mode had the youngster not been able to get off the field by himself, needing to be wheeled off in order to get some treatment.

Luckily for the Giants too, Thibodeaux was seen on the sidelines soon after joking around with teammates. One would expect that the G-Men have dodged a major bullet here, but this was still a scary sight for everyone to see. We’ll have to wait for head coach Brian Daboll to give some sort of an update, but peoples’ fingers will be crossed Thibodeaux’s availability for the Week 1 meeting with the Titans won’t be in jeopardy.

This latest injury for Thibodeaux just adds to the nightmare summer the Giants have had in terms of staying healthy. Nearly 20 guys were ruled out far in advance of Sunday’s matchup, which was tough to see.

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Now with Thibodeaux leaving the game early, it has only made matters worse. People will be sitting on pins and needles waiting for an injury update. Let’s hope this is all just a big scare and he won’t miss a significant amount of time.