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New York Giants rookie linebacker Ryan Connelly is out for the year after suffering a torn ACL during Sunday’s Week 4 victory.

Another huge blow for the New York Giants as the team prepares for their Week 5 matchup.

On Monday, Big Blue announced that rookie linebacker Ryan Connelly is out for the season with a torn ACL. Connelly suffered the injury after landing awkwardly in the midst of the team’s Week 4 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

This is a big loss for the Giants due to the fact that Connelly was emerging as one of their more talented defensive weapons. Heading into Week 2, Connelly had already become one of the starting inside linebackers. Veteran Tae Davis had lost his starting job at that point.

In four games (three starts), the fifth-round pick (No. 143 overall) out of the University of Wisconsin racked up 20 total tackles, two tackles-for-loss, one sack, one quarterback hit, two passes defended, and two interceptions. Connelly led the group of inside linebackers on Sunday with Alec Ogletree out with a hamstring injury. In the win, the rookie racked up five total tackles, one sack, and one pick.

It’s unclear when Ogletree will be back and healthy. Hopefully, it’s as soon as possible. The Giants are depleted at the inside linebacker spot at the moment and need all the help they can get.

New York has now won two straight games and have improved to 2-2 on the year. This coming Sunday, they’ll play host to a 2-2 Minnesota Vikings team at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.