EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 21: Kayvon Thibodeaux #5 of the New York Giants stands up after an apparent injury during the first half of a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on August 21, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Thibodeaux has sprain, could debut against Titans

Kayvon Thibodeaux has a sprained MCL and may not miss the team’s opener, according to the latest reports.

The sprain is viewed as a 3 to 4 week injury and the New York Giants don’t have their first matchup until September 11 vs. Tennessee.

A more conservative timetable — 4 weeks — would put the young edge rusher on pace to debut ay home against the Carolina Panthers.

The 2022 fifth overall pick was the victim of a cut block in the second quarter Sunday while rushing into the Cincinnati Bengals’ backfield.

Thibodeaux rolled to his side and almost immediately grabbed for his knee.

A cart was brought onto the field for the defensive end but he exited on his own power and went into the Giants’ medical tent before returning in better spirits.