The Giants announced injury updates for two of their rookie linebackers. Edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux suffered a sprained MCL, and inside linebacker Darrian Beavers tore his ACL in Sunday's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Coach Brian Daboll, speaking to the media Monday afternoon, said Thibodeaux is "day to day" as he begins his rehab.
Thibodeaux, the team's top draft choice this year, stayed on the ground and grabbed his right knee with 11:04 remaining in the second quarter. Thibodeaux's leg bent awkwardly when he was hit directly on the knee by tight end Thaddeus Moss. The situation looked ominous when a medical cart was driven onto the field. But Thibodeaux got up and walked off without assistance. He was examined in the medical tent on the sideline before retreating to the locker room. The Giants soon announced that he would not return to the game.
"I think it was a pretty scary moment there," quarterback Daniel Jones said after the game. "You never want to see anyone go down. We'll see and it was a tough play. You kind of saw the block and the collision there. I hope he's alright, I think he's doing better."
"I think it's a scare any time," Daboll said Sunday night. "These players work as hard as they can possibly work to try to do as well as they can. Anytime you see someone on the turf, regardless of how they got here, it's hard as a coach to watch a guy go down."
Wide receiver C.J. Board hurt his ribs on a kickoff return on which he lost a fumble and did not return. Beavers, who has been competing for a starting job, limped off the field with a knee injury with 11:47 remaining in the third quarter. He did not return.
View photos from the home preseason opener between the Giants and Bengals at MetLife Stadium.