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New York Giants linebacker Azeez Ojulari exits practice with apparent injury

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New York Giants linebacker Azeez Ojulari talks to reporters after organized team activities (OTAs) at the training center in East Rutherford on Thursday, May 19, 2022.Nfl Ny Giants Practice
Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY NETWORK

New York Giants linebacker Azeez Ojulari sustained an apparent leg injury during a joint practice with the New York Jets on Thursday.

The severity of the injury was not immediately known for Ojulari, who needed assistance in leaving the field following a conditioning drill.

The Giants’ defense has taken a hit this week with injuries to rookie pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and linebacker Darrian Beavers. Thibodeaux, the team’s first-round draft pick, is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a sprained MCL, while Beavers will sit out the season with a torn ACL.

Ojulari, 22, began training camp on the non-football injury list with a hamstring issue. He was activated from the list earlier this month.

Ojulari set the franchise’s rookie record with eight sacks last season. He also had 49 tackles and a forced fumble while appearing in all 17 games (13 starts) after being selected by the Giants in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media