Giants Head Coach Weighs In On Kayvon Thibodeaux’s Unnecessary Injury During Preseason Game

Giants HC Weighs In On Kayvon Thibodeaux’s Unnecessary Injury

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The New York Giants had a rough go in their latest preseason matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. They were able to walk away with a win, however, the organization suffered a potentially huge loss. Kayvon Thibodeaux fell to injury and it has sparked reactions throughout the league. Now, the Giants head coach Brian Daboll weighs in on the controversial injury.

Giants Head Coach Focuses On NFL Rulebook For Kayvon Thibodeaux’s Injury

According to Ari Meirov, Brian Daboll put most of his attention on the NFL rulebook when asked if Kayvon Thibodeaux suffered an injury due to a dirty play. Fans across the league have shared their opinions on the injury and many are not happy. The Giants need Thibodeaux if they hope to compete in the NFC East. However, the rulebook does allow these types of blocks.

This is actually a smart answer from Daboll. Rather than calling out the Bengals and generating drama, the Giants head coach emphasizes the rulebook. Perhaps the league will make some changes down the road, as these types of blocks are completely unnecessary. Especially considering it happened during a meaningless preseason game.

Luckily, the injury isn’t too serious as it appears the Giants dodged a bullet, per Addam Schefter. Kayvon Thibodeaux is only going to miss three to four weeks with an MCL sprain. New York shouldn’t rush their rookie prospect back onto the field and instead give him all of the time he needs to get healthy.

We’ll see what happens though. Fans clearly want a change in the rulebook as many believe the play was dirty, despite the injury not being serious. Even so, Brian Daboll makes a fair point that the play does in fact follow the rules. Injuries happen all of the time, but if the league can cut down on blocking techniques like the one we saw in the Giants preseason game, then changes should be made.

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