Coughlin said there's "big concern" that Mykkele Thompson has indeed ruptured his Achilles.— Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) August 15, 2015
[UPDATE: Cornerback Trumaine McBride is also out with a hamstring injury, and Jayron Hosley also left the game. Hosley is undergoing an MRI on his neck, and being evaluated for a possible concussion. X-rays on Landon Collins' knee were negative.]
It didn't take long for the injury bug to bit the New York Giants. A pair of rookie safeties -- Landon Collins and Mykkele Thompson -- went down before the first half of Saturday's preseason opener with the Cincinnati Bengals -- hand concluded.
Collins reportedly had X-rays of his knee. Media at the game said Collins, the team's second-round draft pick, returned to the bench following the X-rays.
Thompson collapsed on a second-quarter punt by the Giants. He was carted off with what was reported to be an Achilles injury. Thompson was the Giants fifth-round pick.
The Giants are already without safety Nat Berhe, who has been unavailable due to a torn calf muscle.
Without those players, the Giants have only Jeromy Miles, Bennett Jackson, Cooper Taylor and Justin Currie at safety.
We will have more news on those injuries if and when it becomes available. For now, not what the Giants were hoping for.