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New York Giants rookie offensive lineman Marcus McKethan will miss the entire 2022 season after the team confirmed Saturday that he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.
The Giants’ fears were confirmed after McKethan, 22, was carted off the MetLife Stadium turf during Friday’s scrimmage.
A fifth-round pick out of North Carolina, McKethan had worked at both guard and tackle during camp and was playing right tackle when the injury occurred.
With the season’s start still five weeks away, New York is already facing attrition on the offensive line after ESPN reported this week that Matt Gono’s persistent neck problems could prematurely end his playing career.
The Giants signed journeyman tackle Will Holden on Friday.
McKethan started 37 career games for North Carolina and was an honourable mention All-ACC selection in his final two seasons in Chapel Hill.
The Giants’ offense lost 267 yards last season on sacks, ranking 18th in the NFL.