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Ryan Connelly injury: Rookie linebacker suffers knee injury

Fifth-round pick carted off

Washington Redskins v New York Giants
Ryan Connelly being carted off the field on Sunday.
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Promising rookie linebacker Ryan Connelly left Sunday’s New York Giants game against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a serious right knee injury. Connelly was carted off the field after his right knee buckled when he was trying to make a tackle.

Connelly, who took over as the defensive signal caller last week when Alec Ogletree injured a hamstring, is a fifth-round pick out of Wisconsin.

Connelly had an interception, a sack and five tackles on Sunday.

The Giants have now had injuries to Ogletree, Tae Davis (concussion) and Connelly at linebacker. The Giants finished the game with David Mayo (a team-high 8 tackles) and Nate Stupar at linebacker.

In the post-game locker room, Connelly was on crutches. He said he will go for tests on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.