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Mykkle Thompson injury: Rookie safety out for year with Achilles tear

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Head coach Tom Coughlin gives injury updates during Saturday conference call.

Mykkele Thompson on the field after tearing his Achilles on Friday night.
Mykkele Thompson on the field after tearing his Achilles on Friday night.
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The New York Giants' fears about rookie safety Mykkele Thompson have been confirmed. The fifth-round pick is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon suffered during Friday's 23-10 preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. That news came from coach Tom Coughlin during a Saturday conference call. Here is more of what the coach had to say.