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Kayvon Thibodeaux injury scare sparks debate about dirty play

As the Giants await Kayvon Thibodeaux’s injury destiny, some critics and former gamers are debating whether or not the sting rusher was taken down on a dirty play.

During the second quarter of Sunday’s Giants-Bengals preseason sport, Thibodeaux appeared to injure his knee after a reduce block by Bengals tight finish Thaddeus Moss. Thibodeaux — the Giants’ fifth total decide within the 2022 NFL Draft — clutched his knee in ache earlier than waiving off a medical cart and limping off the sphere beneath his personal energy.

Kayvon Thibodeaux grabs his knee after a questionable hit by the Bengals' Thaddeus Moss.
Kayvon Thibodeaux grabs his knee after a questionable hit by the Bengals’ Thaddeus Moss.
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After Thibodeaux was dominated out for the remainder of the sport, NFL Network host Rich Eisen tweeted a slow-motion clip of the play and stated Moss must be suspended over the block.

“Penalty. Hefty Fine. Suspension. Nothing less is acceptable,” Eisen tweeted.

Former Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang — who gained a Super Bowl with the Packers within the 2010 season — quote-tweeted Eisen and argued that it was a “routine” block.

“For a block that happens 10x per game? Jesus Christ people calm down. It’s a routine block. Sh—y result, but routine LEGAL block,” Lang tweeted.

Kayvon Thibodeaux walks off the field after a questionable hit by the Bengals' Thaddeus Moss.
Kayvon Thibodeaux walks off the sphere after a questionable hit by the Bengals’ Thaddeus Moss.
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Thaddeus Moss hits Kayvon Thibodeaux
Thaddeus Moss hits Kayvon Thibodeaux
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Free agent offensive sort out Marshall Newhouse agreed, arguing in a second tweet that it was a “routine” play.

“PEOPLE. This is literally a routine play, a routine block, and a routine defensive technique happening here,” Newhouse tweeted, together with the identical clip Eisen shared. “Inside the tackle box, the defender is facing him, it’s just a bad looking result.”

In a separate tweet, Newhouse wrote, “This. Is. Legal. And. Definitely. Not. Dirty.” That was in response to NFL analyst Warren Sharp, who referred to as the hit “dirty AF.”

Cowboys defensive stud Micah Parsons fumed on Twitter about the hit.

“I don’t why cutting is still allowed in the NFL!! We grown a– f—ing men! Let’s play ball bro! I hate to see that s— man!” Parsons wrote.

On the Monday morning episode of “Get Up,” Sam Acho — a former linebacker-turned ESPN analyst — stated it was a “perfectly fine play… Use your hands. Stay low and protect yourself.”

Thibodeaux instructed reporters he was “all right” and “good” following New York’s 25-22 preseason victory over Cincinnati.

“We’re good. Good news,” he stated.

Thibodeaux will endure medical testing on Monday to find out the severity of the injury.

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