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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons called on the NFL to ban the low block that left New York Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux with an MCL sprain.
Thibodeaux was injured on Sunday evening against the Cincinnati Bengals in a pre-season game. He was hit low by tight end Thaddeus Moss as he lunged for the passer. Thibodeaux fell but was back on the sidelines after being checked in the locker room. He did not play again for the rest of the game.
“I don’t know why cutting is still allowed in the NFL!! We grew up like fucking men! Let’s play ball bro! I hate to see that s— dude!” Parsons tweeted Sunday night.
Giants coach Brian Daboll was asked about the block on Monday.
“These are tough blocks – the blocks that come across the line of scrimmage in the tackle box. You have to see it, and then you have to do a great job of trying to play with your hands. So, it It’s a shame that KT fell. But that’s part of the game,” he said.
Thibodeaux has been reported be out 3-4 weeks with the injury. Daboll would not set a timetable for his return.
“I would say it’s really day-to-day,” he said. “I don’t predict when a player may come back or not come back. I know he will come for treatment. We will take him day by day, and when he is ready to go out, that’s when we let’s put it over there.”
Thibodeaux is expected to miss practice time and the final preseason game against the New York Jets.
“It’s important to be in practice. You try to fake it as best you can to earn live reps, but as many reps as any of our guys can get – whether it’s a rookie or a veteran – I think that helps them. helps every unit. KT has been doing everything we’ve asked him to do since he’s been here. He’s a good teammate,” Daboll said.
“He’s worked extremely hard. So definitely you never want to run out of time. He’s got the right attitude. The right approach. He’ll rehabilitate as hard as he can and be ready to go when he’s ready to go.”
Thibodeaux was the Giants’ No. 5 pick in April. In 10 games during his final season with Oregon, he had 49 total tackles, including 12 for a loss and seven sacks. He was a consensus All-American in 2021 and the 2019 Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.