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Giants’ Marcus McKethan placed on IR after suffering ACL tear


What appeared to be a major injury on Friday night turned out to be rookie goaltender Marcus McKethan. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, was placed on the reserve/injured list on Saturday and will miss the entire 2022 season.

McKethan, a gigantic 6-foot-7, 335-pound offensive lineman, lined up mostly at guard in training camp but had trained versatile at tackle. He fell while blocking passes during the blue-white scrimmage and had to be carried off the field at MetLife Stadium.

A fifth-round pick, McKethan was one of two North Carolina offensive linemen the Giants selected in the draft. Another guard, Josh Ezeudu, was taken in the third round and is currently backing up Shane Lemieux at left guard.

Giants guard Marcus McKethan tore his anterior cruciate ligament during Friday’s scrimmage.
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Giants’ Marcus McKethan placed on IR after suffering ACL tear
Giants guard Marcus McKethan (60) will miss the 2022 season with a torn ACL.
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This summer hasn’t been kind to the depth of the Giants’ offensive line. Veteran Matt Gono, signed in the offseason to serve as a back-up at left and right tackle, last Wednesday was placed on the bye/left team roster and is facing what could be a neck issue ending his career. That prompted the Giants to sign Will Holden, a 28-year-old swing tackle who played 27 games, with nine starts, for four different NFL teams.

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