Giants’ Markus Kuhn suffers a torn ACL

New York Giants rookie defensive tackle Markus Kuhn suffered a torn ACL during this past Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.

“He plays a big role,” Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said. “Markus Kuhn’s done a really nice job. Nobody really talks about him and that’s good, because he just comes in and does his job. That’s probably why you don’t talk about him, because he’s done his job.

“Markus played anywhere from 10-15 plays and those 10-15 plays he would take off Chris Canty, or Rocky Bernard, or Linval Joseph were key plays that he didn’t really make a lot of mistakes. He was very solid in what he was doing. Before he exited the game yesterday, Markus had a pass breakup. I think if you look, he might have two, three, four pass breakups that nobody mentions.”

The Giants have had a lot of injuries at the defensive tackle spot this season and losing Kuhn will only hurt them as they head into their stretch run toward the playoffs.