It has been fairly an eventful rookie season for Kayvon Thibodeaux, the personable and emotive outdoors linebacker who once more got here up huge with a splash play for the Giants.
Thibodeaux made certain Colts quarterback Nick Foles didn’t make it to halftime of Sunday’s rousing 38-10 victory at MetLife Stadium.
A blindside sack of Foles late within the second quarter despatched the veteran quarterback to the turf.
Thibodeaux additionally hit the turf, celebrating by doing a snow angel — which didn’t sit effectively with the Colts.
“Hopefully his teammates will — perhaps someday he’ll study that accidents occur on this league, you by no means need to occur to the man that you just’re going in opposition to,” Colts centre Ryan Kelly advised reporters after the sport. “That’s simply horses – t.”
Thibodeaux stated as he was celebrating he didn’t realise Foles was harm and added he bought to his ft and stopped celebrating when he observed the Colts’ quarterback was down.
On the sideline, Thibodeaux put his palms collectively on the aspect of his face, a “night-night’’ gesture to the followers behind the Giants’ bench. It was sack No. 4 of the season for Thibodeaux.
The cart got here out for Foles, however he was finally capable of stroll off the sphere. He didn’t return to the sport, out with what the Colts described as a rib damage, with Sam Ehlinger transferring in at quarterback within the second half.
“Hate it for him,’’ Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday stated. “He was on the market preventing, doing his finest. You don’t need any participant to … having to expire, undoubtedly [not] when carts begin popping out. I used to be blissful no less than he bought up, moved off and he’s transferring across the locker room, however clearly in a ton of ache.’’
“The group was electrical,’’ Thibodeaux stated. “I feel that’s what we’re going to want transferring ahead. No matter dwelling video games we do get, nonetheless we are able to journey, followers — y’all should be there.’’
This was the ultimate dwelling recreation of the season for the Giants, except they advance to the NFC Championship recreation to play the No. 7 seed within the convention.
This story first appeared within the New York Put up and was republished with permission.