The Colts objected to Kayvon Thibodeaux’s celebrations after injuring their quarterback.
The Giants rookie pass thrower tied Colts quarterback Nick Foles with a vicious sack during the second quarter of the team’s playoff rout of Indianapolis on Sunday. The hit left Foles with a rib injury, and he left the game after being carried off the field.
After taking off from the summit of Foles, Thibodeaux celebrated with fake snow angels on the ground. He was still right next to Foles, however, who was writhing on the ground before the Colts coaches came to meet him. In a few instances, Thibodeaux’s arm brushed Foles while making his snow angels.
Moments later, cameras surfaced to show Thibodeaux making a “go to sleep” gesture to fans while he was on the sidelines.
“Hopefully his teammates will — maybe one day he’ll learn that injuries happen in this league, you never want that to happen to the guy you’re up against,” Colts center Ryan Kelly told the journalists after the match, by JJ Stankevitz from the team website. “It’s just t-horses.”
Foles did not return to the game and was replaced by Sam Ehlinger. Foles had 81 passing yards and one interception — which was returned for a touchdown by Landon Collins — before being knocked out of the game.
Thibodeaux claimed he was unaware Foles was injured while celebrating.
“When I realized he was injured, that’s when we started to pick ourselves up,” Thibodeaux told reporters after the game. by ESPN’s Kimberley A. Martin. “When you organize a party, you don’t want to know who is doing what. But I hope he’s better and I hope he’s fine.
The emerging Thibodeaux finished with a sack and two tackles for the loss, as the Giants defense feasted on the Colts’ decimated offensive line.
New York Post