New York Giants linebacker Lorenzo Carter suffers ruptured Achilles

Jeevan Kirkland
New York Giants, Lorenzo Carter
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New York Giants EDGE defender, Lorenzo Carter, suffered a ruptured Achilles on Sunday afternoon in Dallas, per Mike Garafolo.

This was a devastating injury for Big Blue and the Georgia alum as this projected to be the year where Carter broke out. After just 8.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, and 23 QB hits in his first two years, Lorenzo Carter was slowly developing into his role as the premier edge threat for New York.

Carter had already posted one sack, two tackles for loss, eight pressures, and four QB hits in the first four games of the season. In three of these games, Carter played over 80-percent of snaps proving that he was a vital aspect of the team.

The third-year defender was really coming into his own as he had been a top 20 EDGE defender in the run with a Pro Football Focus (PFF) run-grade of 71.5. Carter also had an overall grade of 68.4 ranking him 34th in the league amongst EDGE defenders.

This season-ending injury adds to a laundry list of devastating injuries seen around the NFL this season. It has called into question the true preparedness that the players possessed coming into the season with a shortened prep period due to COVID-19.