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Giants rookie McKethan tears ACL, out for season

Giants rookie McKethan tears ACL, out for season

3:18 PM ET

  • Jordan RaananESPN Employees Author

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 group confirmed Saturday. This was the concern after he was carted off yesterday 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 sort out with the second group on the time of the damage. He was primarily getting used as a guard this summer season 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 sphere virtually instantly, and McKethan’s teammates all came visiting to want him properly. So did Daboll. McKethan limped onto the cart beneath his personal energy and had his proper leg propped as he exited the sphere into the locker room.

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

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McKethan was the 173rd total decide 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 last 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 sort out for the Giants this summer season.

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