By Larry Walton
Giants top pick Kayvon Thibodeaux left last night’s preseason win over the Cincinnati Bengals with a knee injury and did not return.
The early belief is that Thibodeaux’s injury is not severe.
“I’m all right. I’m good,” Thibodeaux said leaving the stadium under his own power with only a slight limp.
“We’re good. Good news,” he added later.
Thibodeaux will undergo further tests today. That will ultimately determine how much time he will have to miss.
It didn’t look promising when the injury happened given the way Thibodeaux was hit and his reaction. He went down after getting cut-blocked by Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss in the second quarter and immediately grabbed at his right knee.
Trainers and doctors attended to Thibodeaux near the 20-yard line. The cart came out for Thibodeaux, but he got up and walked right past it. The rookie went into the blue medical tent before emerging with a smile and some laughs. He walked the length of the sideline before heading inside with a trainer.