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Markus Kuhn: Knee injury caused by Zack Martin's 'cheap' block

New York Giants defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (78)

New York Giants defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (78) looks on in a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday, Aug 22, 2015. Credit: Steven Ryan

Markus Kuhn injured his left knee on a third-quarter play against the Cowboys Sunday night in which he claimed All-Pro guard Zack Martin made a "cheap" block.

"The guy cut me," Kuhn said on Wednesday. "They cut us all night, but the one play I think he wasn't happy because they couldn't cut us the way they wanted to so he hooked my leg. It was a little cheap, but it's part of it sometimes. He got me and I got the knee a little bit so I'm taking it easy right now."

The play was a second-and-5 run with 4:50 remaining in the third. Kuhn was lined up between Martin and Cowboys center Travis Frederick. The handoff went to the Cowboys' left -- away from Kuhn -- and Martin dove to try to cut the defensive tackle.

Kuhn said he suffered a sprain and is day-to-day. He said he hopes to practice and play Sunday against the Falcons.

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