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Former Alabama OT Evan Neal suffers knee injury in Giants win over Jaguars

Giants' rookie OT Evan Neal (#73) leaves the field with an injury versus Jaguars in 2022
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The New York Giants are 6-1, including four straight victories.

New York earned a 23-17 victory in Sunday’s matchup against Jacksonville, but it came at a cost. Evan Neal, a former Alabama football alum, suffered a medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury to his knee. Neal was the first selection Brian Daboll and the Giants made in the NFL Draft at No. 7 overall. He earned Consensus All-American and first-team All-SEC honors in 2021.

Neal, a former five-star in Alabama’s 2019 signing class, won a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2020.

Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Neal will have more tests to determine the full extent of the injury.

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Hopefully, he will make a full recovery.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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