Injuries are unfortunately part of the NFL preseason, but that doesn’t mean it stings any less to see a player lost for the year in August.
The New York Giants played their exhibition opener last night, losing 12-7 to their housemates, the Jets. In the process, 2020 seventh-round pick T.J. Brunson suffered a season-ending injury.
Brunson tore his left ACL Saturday, sidelining him for the rest of 2021. Prior to getting hurt, the former South Carolina standout played 18 special teams snaps and 11 snaps on defense, registering four tackles.
The 238th overall selection in last year’s draft, Brunson appeared in five games as a rookie, making three tackles. At the time of his injury, he was battling for one of the final 53-man roster spots as a linebacker and special teams contributor.
Now, he’ll have to set his sights on rehabbing for 2022.
Injury news: LB TJ Brunson tore the ACL in his left knee. S Josh Kalu tore his pec.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 15, 2021
With Brunson and safety Josh Kalu now out, we could see the Giants add another linebacker or safety to the roster this week. Head coach Joe Judge has already made it clear the team will continue to look for offensive line improvements.
The Giants will be holding joint practices with the Cleveland Browns this week prior to next Sunday’s road preseason game.
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