It’s been a tough week for the New York Giants. On Monday night, the Giants were crushed by the Detroit Lions 35-14 and have started the season now 0-1 the past four seasons. During the game, the Giants saw a few of their players go down with an injury. One of those players was rookie linebacker Devon Kennard.
Kennard left the game in the second quarter with hamstring injury. The former USC linebacker spoke to reporters about how he hurt his hamstring in the game,
“It was my first defensive play and my foot got stuck in the turf and got overextended," noted Kennard. "It was kind of a freak accident. It was a routine play for me, but I just tweaked it.”
A fifth round draft pick out of USC, Kennard is key player on special teams and role player for the Giants on defense as well. Kennard thinks his hamstring injury isn't going to keep him on the shelf for long.
"I do not think it is too bad," noted Kennard. "A mild strain. It could have been a lot worse. It is just one of those things you have to be careful with because with hamstrings you can’t go back out there until you are one hundred percent or you will tear it all the way or hurt it more.”
The Giants this week have quick turnaround, since they played on Monday night and will play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.
“I am two days out, so I am not sure," noted the rookie linebacker. "I just am going to take it day by day. I will rest it a lot and ice it to calm [my hamstring] down before we get aggressive with it.”
Hopefully for the Giants, Kennard will be ready to rock and roll and help the Giants win their first game of the season. If the Giants lose to the Cardinals on Sunday, Big Blue will start 0-2 for the second straight season.