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Giants lose rookie safety Mykkele Thompson to torn Achilles tendon

Aug 14, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Giants safety Mykkele Thompson (27) is attended to after an injury during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 14, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Giants safety Mykkele Thompson (27) is attended to after an injury during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

In his preseason and professional debut, New York Giants rookie safety Mykkele Thompson tore his Achilles tendon. Thompson had been working in with the Giants' first-team defense at safety at times, but mostly with the second-team defense. Coaches were excited about how quickly he picked up the defensive scheme.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed the news on Saturday, following the first preseason game.

"Feel really badly for that young guy," Coughlin said to reporters, per Jordan Raanan of True Jersey. "His season is over."

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