Giants rookie McKethan tears ACL, out for season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants rookie offensive lineman Marcus McKethan is predicted to overlook the 2022 season with a torn ACL in his proper knee, the workforce confirmed Saturday. This was the concern after he was carted off the day before today throughout a scrimmage at MetLife Stadium.

McKethan was positioned on the reserve/injured listing, ending his season.

McKethan, a fifth-round pick of North Carolina earlier this yr, was working at proper deal with with the second workforce on the time of the damage. He was primarily getting used as a guard this summer time however the Giants have been brief on linemen due to accidents and depth considerations.

The 6-7, 335-pound rookie was injured throughout Friday night time’s Fan Fest scrimmage. He crumbled to the bottom whereas making an attempt to anchor and rolled round in ache. Coach Brian Daboll confirmed afterwards it was a decrease leg damage.

The cart got here on the sector nearly instantly, and McKethan’s teammates all came visiting to want him nicely. So did Daboll. McKethan limped onto the cart beneath his personal energy and had his proper leg propped as he exited the sector into the locker room.

The Giants’ depth at offensive line continues to get examined. Reserve proper deal with Matt Gono has recurring issues in his neck that can possible finish his taking part in profession, a supply instructed ESPN earlier within the week. The Giants signed offensive deal with Will Holden on Friday consequently.

McKethan was the 173rd total choose by the Giants this yr. He performed in 43 video games — 37 begins — at UNC. He was honorable point out All-ACC in every of his remaining two seasons. The Giants have been taking a look at McKethan as depth for the inside of their offensive line this season alongside his former Tar Heels teammate, Josh Ezeudu, who has additionally been taking part in as a second-team guard and deal with for the Giants this summer time.

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