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NFL Reportedly Makes Official Discipline Decision On Block That Injured Kayvon Thibodeaux

New York Giants defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux.

New York Giants first-rounder and defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux went down with what appeared to be a serious injury during the team's preseason game Sunday night. It happened when he was met by a Bengals offensive player who went for a low block. 

Ever since, there have been plenty of calls for the NFL to penalize the Bengals player for the low block. After all, it could have resulted in a serious injury to the former Oregon stars.

"Penalty. Hefty Fine. Suspension. Nothing less is acceptable," said Rich Eisen. 

However, the NFL has deemed it was a legal block. The player won't face any punishment for the low block on Kayvon Thibodeaux. 

"A very unfortunate play and result, but even with the updated rules, this is a legal block. No discipline coming," wrote Tom Pelissero.

You can't punish a player for a legal block. It was simply an unfortunate incident. 

The good news is Kayvon Thibodeaux didn't suffer a significant injury. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the former Oregon star suffered a sprained MCL that is expected to sideline him for three to four weeks. The Giants are "hopeful" he'll be ready by Week 1. 

"Initial tests revealed that Giants’ DE Kayvon Thibodeaux suffered a sprained MCL that is expected to sideline him 3-4 weeks, per source. His ACL and meniscus were intact. Giants are still hopeful that he will be ready for the regular-season opener vs. the Titans, per source," said Schefter.

Hopefully Thibodeaux heals up quickly. He's a game-changer for the Giants.