New York Giants rookie offensive lineman Marcus McKethan suffers season-ending knee harm

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

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

McKethan, a fifth-round select of North Carolina earlier this 12 months, was working at proper deal with with the second crew on the time of the harm. 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 evening’s Fan Fest scrimmage. He crumbled to the bottom whereas attempting to anchor and rolled round in ache. Coach Brian Daboll confirmed afterwards it was a decrease leg harm.

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 doubtless finish his taking part in profession, a supply advised 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 12 months. He performed in 43 video games — 37 begins — at UNC. He was honorable point out All-ACC in every of his closing two seasons. The Giants have been 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.